Vicente Gomez was a well-known guitarist,
composer, arranger, teacher, and business owner. His most notable performance was
Romance de Amor in the 1941 film
Blood and Sand. Gomez had a successful career performing and
writing music as well as starting and maintaining two businesses, La Zambra nightclub in
New York and the Academy of Spanish Arts in Los Angeles. The
Vicente Gómez Collection documents his music library collection, his original
compositions, teaching career, and his days in the U.S. Army. The collection includes
scores, photographs, sound recordings, programs, and a trophy, and dates between
Vicente Gomez was a classical guitarist, composer, arranger, and teacher. He was born in
1911 in Madrid, Spain. He learned to play guitar when he was 8 years old in his father’s
tavern. At age twelve, he began training with Quintin Esquembre, who had studied with
Francisco Tarrega, at Madrid’s Real Conservatorio. After his first concert in 1924, he
was encouraged to start a professional career.
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