Tiago Gomes is a Guitarist who plays with confidence and a sense of style. A committed musician he is a player who encompasses many musical genres with great flare.
— Chris Stell

Portuguese classical guitarist Tiago Gomes is an international performer, who recently graduated with a Post-Graduate Diploma from the Royal College of Music. His repertoire presents a wide variety, from transcriptions of Bach Suites to 20th century music with pieces such as Britten's Nocturnal. Tiago plays a 2008 concert guitar specially made for him by the world renowned Spanish luthier, Paco Santiago Marin.

Gomes began studying the guitar at the Academia de Música de Vilar do Paraíso, obtaining the highest mark in his final exam. In 2011, he graduated with Honours from the Royal Academy of Music, where he also received the Academy’s teaching diploma – Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music – one year before.

Tiago has won a number of prizes in national and international competitions, including the Concurso Internacional Cidade do Fundão 2007, Concurso Santa Cecília 2007, Prémio Helena Sá e Costa 2007, Concurso Nacional de Guitarra de Ourém, IV Concurso de Guitarra de S. João da Madeira.

Gomes has performed in Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Russia, France and the UK, in venues such as The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre. He has also participated in various masterclasses led by well-known guitarists such as Alberto Ponce, Roland Dyens, Fábio Zanon, David Russell, amongst others.


Tiago has performed within various small chamber groups including flute, violin or voice, playing a varied repertoire from Dowland’s songs to Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango. He has also performed Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper with Orquestra do Norte and Royal Academy Opera, respectively.

Between 2000 and 2007, Gomes was a member of the Academia de Música de Vilar do Paraíso’s Guitar Orchestra with whom he performed at the European Music Festival for Youth Neerpelt (First Prize 2001 and First Prize Cum Laude 2002) and First Gofi Contest Bad-Neuheim – Frankfurt (First Prize). In Portugal, the Orchestra performed extensively in venues such as Europarque, Coliseu do Porto, Casa da Música, and Casa das Artes. They also toured in St. Petersburg (Russia) and Paris (France) and recorded three CDs: Cordas Soltas, Comntrastes and Plaisir.

Future projects include a Guitar & Violin duo performing a varied repertoire from Paganini to contemporary composers like Celso Machado; and a Fado de Coimbra trio where Gomes will explore the "saudade" in this Portuguese music style.

...Tiago is a thoughtful and intelligent musician who plays an eclectic mix of repertoire with a really well projected sound, good dynamic variety and a wide range of colour.
— Gary Ryan

Music Recordings





September 3th

Newington Green Unitarian Church, London





Past Events

February 3rd

Book Launch - Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust


November 26th

Noites de Coimbra - Grupo de Fados

The Under Ground Theatre - Eastbourne


November 24th

Prestige Talk 2016 - Institute Cervantes, London


October 13th

St Laurence Parish Church - Upminster


September 5th

St Mary's Hospital - Lewis Lloyd Ward


September 2nd

Oatlands & Oatleigh Care Village - Anerley


September 1st

St Mary's Hospital - Witherow Ward








August 26th

Claremont Project - Islington


June 23rd

St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London


June 10th

MPerf 2 Final Recital - RCM - London


May 21st

Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, Porto (Portugal)


May 15th

Newington Green Unitarian Church, London


April 29th

Masterclass with Marcin Dylla - RCM London






News & Updates

August 14th - Concert by the beach @ Cultura Curto Espaço

July 15th 2016 

        Today I became a member of the Camden Music Service, where I'll be teaching Guitar, Ukelele & Bass (Individually & Whole Class) in various school around the Borough.