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Gustavo Gimeno, Music Director

Gustavo Gimeno ist seit 2015 Musikdirektor des Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL).

Bereits in der vergangenen Saison vereinbarten das OPL und Gustavo Gimeno eine Fortführung der Zusammenarbeit bis zum Jahr 2022. Gustavo Gimeno leitet das OPL in vielfältigen Konzertformaten in Luxemburg sowie in Konzerten unter anderem in München, Baden-Baden, Köln, Essen und San Sebastián. In dieser Saison wird er mit Solisten wie Daniel Barenboim, Krystian Zimerman, Khatia Buniatishvili, Sir Bryn Terfel oder Frank Peter Zimmermann zusammenarbeiten. Mit Mozarts Don Giovanni dirigiert er auch 2017 wieder eine Opernproduktion in Luxemburg. Zudem setzt er mit dem OPL beim Label Pentatone die Reihe von Einspielungen fort, die mit Aufnahmen von Anton Bruckners Symphonie N° 1 sowie Dmitri Schostakowischs Symphonie N° 1 begonnen wurde.

Gustavo Gimeno is also in great demand worldwide as a guest conductor. For 2017/18 he has been invited back to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Orchestre National de France, the Wiener Symphoniker, and the Philharmonia Zürich. For the first time, he will also conduct the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. He will also conduct the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, which specialises in historically informed performance.

Highlights of the past season included debuts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra Washington, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker, and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

Gustavo Gimeno made his opera debut in 2015 with Bellini’s Norma at the Valencia opera house; he conducted Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra with the OPL at the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg in March 2017.


Born in Valencia, Gustavo Gimeno began his international conducting career in 2012, when he was a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, as assistant to Mariss Jansons. He also gained significant experience as assistant to Bernard Haitink and Claudio Abbado, mentors who actively nurtured his talent and influenced him in many ways.

 
photo: Alfonso Salgueiro photo: Alfonso Salgueiro