A member of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1990, Kim Nolen Gomez studied at the Peabody Conservatory, then earned a bachelor of music degree and an artist diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a concerto competition winner. Her teachers have included David Cerone, Josef Gingold, Daniel Heifetz, Virginia Schneider, David Updegraff, Donald Weilerstein, and Mimi Zweig.
Ms. Gomez has appeared on three occasions as a soloist with the Louisville Symphony Orchestra and solo appearances with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Ms. Gomez grew up in a musical family; her mother, Dorothy Nolen, was a singer.
Ms. Gomez and her husband, James, have five children: Dorothy, James Jr., Manuel, Mariana, and Cecilia. Ms. Gomez enjoys running, reading, and singing in her church choir. She plays a Stefano Scarampella violin dating from 1912.