Andres David Cruz Gomez is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Voice Performance. A classically trained singer born in Bogotá, Colombia. He started his musical education in Casa de La Culture and then Joined the Juvenile Music Program of Universidad de Los Andes. Later on, he began his formal undergraduate studies in Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpas. Under the guidance of Maestro Juan David Rojas, where he continued his vocal training. He took piano lessons with Svetlana Solodovnikova, a graduate of the prestigious St. Petersburg Conservatory. He then transferred to the University Of North Carolina at Charlotte and continued his studies with Dr. Carl DuPont and later on Christina Pier.
As a soloist, he placed 2nd place in the Juvenile Music program of the Universidad de Los Andes. He has had masterclasses with Colombian tenor David Guzman, German countertenor Johannes Reichert, American baritone Reginald Smith Jr., American soprano Christina Pier and Met Opera star Baritone Mark Rucker. As a singer, he has explored the beautiful, mystical world of Latin American songs. He has sung repertoire from Argentinian, Colombian, and Venezuelan songs inspired by traditional folk music mixed with a classical European style.
In 2013, he sang in the choir for the world premiere of the Colombian opera Muerte de un Anarquista by Jorge Pinzón. He has had opportunities to perform with the Philharmonic Choir of Bogota along the Philharmonic Orchestra in a series of concerts celebrating Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. He has also been actively engaged in teaching private piano and voice lessons, applying dynamic elements to emphasize the progress of the student. He has sung a variety of repertoire ranging from J.S Bach., G.F Handel, W.A Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Latin American songs, Spanish songs, and Spanish Zarzuelas.
David is excited to take on students for singing lessons in Charlotte and over video!