“A young musical promise” – La Vanguardia Barcelona, Spain
Nico Gutierrez is a composer and conductor of concert, film, and video game music. Born to Colombian parents and raised in the United States, Nico grew up in a very colorful and musical household. His genuine and heartfelt sound can be attributed to his unique upbringing straddling two different cultures blended with his extensive experience performing within and conducting orchestras.
Nico earned a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Texas Christian University in 2015 and an MFA degree in Scoring for the Screen from Columbia College Chicago in 2017. His works have been performed and received positively in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, China, and Japan. In the summer of 2014, Nico was invited as the featured composer for the 10th annual Barcelona Festival of Song in Barcelona, Spain for the world premiere of his song cycle, Nostalgias del Abuelo. He is a frequent guest conductor of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra and has been commissioned for several, large-scale orchestral and choral works by the ensemble.