Luis González is one of Spain’s most highly-respected trumpeters, both as a performer and a teacher.
Luis González Martí was born in Silla, Valencia. He graduated from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Valencia having studied with Leopoldo Vidal, further pursuing his studies with professor Pierre Thibaud in París, and with Bo Nilsson in Sweden.
In 1989 he entered the Orquesta Sinfónica de Baleares “Ciutat de Palma”, remaining there until 1994, before occupying the principal trumpet post with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid until 2005. From 2004 to 2011 he was professor of trumpet at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu, in Barcelona.
He is frequently invited to participate in courses and give masterclasses, most often in Portugal, France, Finland, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Venezuela and the USA, and has formed part of the jury of numerous prestigious national and international trumpet competitions.
His chamber music activity includes a regular duo with pianist José Gallego, both working together to recover some of the most significant works of the twentieth and twenty-first century repertoire for trumpet and piano.
His recordings include the albums “Siglo XX Español” (‘20th Century Spanish’) and “Gestas de un Don Nadie” (‘Heroic Acts by a Nobody’), containing works dedicated to him by living Spanish composers.
His latest recording is “Viñetas Sinfónicas”, a piece for trumpet and orchestra by Juan J. Colomer included on the album “Naturaleza Humana” featuring the composer’s complete works for brass and orchestra, accompanied by the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada under the conductor José Luis Estellés.
He has been a member of the Orquesta de Cadaqués since 2004, receiving frequent invitations to perform with distinguished orchestras such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, as well as the Ensemble Les Dissonances, etc.
He is currently professor of trumpet at the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco “Musikene”, in San Sebastián, combining his teaching activity with his solo performances.
Luis González plays exclusively Stomvi trumpets.