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Gustavo Gimeno, Music Director

Gustavo Gimeno est, depuis 2015, directeur musical de l’Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL). Il dirige l’orchestre dans différents formats au Luxembourg, ainsi que lors de concerts dans les plus importantes salles d’Europe. Invité à se produire en Allemagne, Autriche, Belgique, Grèce et Turquie, il prolonge ainsi le succès des tournées communes effectuées lors des saisons précédentes.

Il poursuit par ailleurs la série d’enregistrements entamée avec l’OPL en 2017 sous le label Pentatone, qui comprend à ce jour les captations de la Symphonie N° 1 d’Anton Bruckner, la Symphonie N° 1 de Dmitri ­Chostakovitch, la musique de ballet de Daphnis et Chloé de Maurice Ravel et la Symphonie N° 4 de Gustav Mahler.

During past seasons, Gustavo Gimeno shared the podium at the Luxembourg Philharmonie with soloists such as Daniel Barenboim, Krystian Zimerman, Khatia Buniatishvili, Bryn Terfel and Frank Peter Zimmermann. During the 2018/19 season, soloists include Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang as well as Katia and Marielle Labèque.

In addition, Gustavo Gimeno is a sought-after guest conductor throughout the world. In 2018/19 he has invitations to return to the Cleveland Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. He also makes his debuts conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestras of Houston, St. Louis and Seattle, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

Furthermore, Gustavo Gimeno returns to the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, which specializes in historically informed performance practice, to conduct symphonies by Schumann.

He makes his debut at the Zurich Opera in January 2019, conducting a production of Verdi’s Rigoletto directed by Tatjana Gürbaca. He will also conduct this opera in concert performances with the OPL in Luxembourg and Paris. Gustavo Gimeno made his debut as an opera conductor in 2015, leading Bellini’s Norma at the Valencia Opera. In 2017 he conducted both Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra and Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the OPL at the Grand Théâtre.


A native of Valencia, Gustavo Gimeno began his international conducting career in 2012 – when he was a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam – as an assistant to Mariss Jansons. He gathered essential experience as an assistant to Bernard Haitink and Claudio Abbado, who mentored him intensely and had a lasting influence on his career in numerous ways.

 
photo: Alfonso Salgueiro photo: Alfonso Salgueiro