Taís Gomes is a Brazilian double bassist who worked with many important musicians and conductors of our era. For the past seven years she has been the principal double bass at the opera orchestra of São Paulo, Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal. Taís has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and teacher in many venues and music festivals, and currently develops a project focused on the contemporary and Brazilian repertoire. She is also engaged in social projects of music education teaching double bass at Instituto Baccarelli and Projeto Jovens Músicos.
Born in Brasilia, she started studies at Escola de Música de Brasilia playing piano and then the double bass with Ricardo Vasconcellos. She continued her studies in Italy at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma under the guidance of Massimo Giorgi, where she graduated with highest honors. After winning numerous competitions in Brazil, Taís debuted as soloist at the age of sixteen, along with Bahia State Symphonic Orchestra and later with Petrobras Pro-Musica Orchestra. In Italy, she earned many prizes such as Werther Benzi, Italo Caimmi, and Valentino Bucchi. Taís Gomes completed her bachelor’s degree in double bass at The University of Brasília and her master’s in music performance at São Paulo State University (Unesp) where she developed a research about warm-up procedures on the double bass.
Taís has been a member of Youth Orchestra of the Americas and Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra in tours over South America and Europe. She has played as guest musician with major orchestras in Brazil and Italy as Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Teatro Reggio di Parma, and Roma Sinfonietta working with notorious directors Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Semion Bichkov, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Daniel Baremboim, Riccardo Chailly, Raoul Gruneis, John Neschling, and Roberto Minczuk, also taking part in world tours and recordings of soundtracks with Ennio Morricone.