Gustavo Gimeno has been Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg since the 2015/16 season. He has recently been a guest conductor with orchestras such as the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Cleveland Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Philharmonia Zürich. In the winter of 2015, he conducted the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam on an Asian tour that included concerts in Tokyo und Taipei.
The 2016/17 season sees him debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra Washington. Many works included in the OPL’s 2015/16 season will also be to the fore in his upcoming engagements: He will conduct the Münchner Philharmoniker in Bruckner’s First Symphony, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Schumann’s First Symphony, and both the Philharmonia Orchestra and the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s First. He will be in Vienna twice in the spring of 2017: with the OPL at the Konzerthaus and with the Wiener Symphoniker at the Musikverein.
Having made his opera debut in 2015 in Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma in Valencia, he is really looking forward to his first opera performances with the OPL in spring of 2017, Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra.
Born in Valencia, Gustavo Gimeno began his international conducting career in 2012 as an assistant to Mariss Jansons, when he was still solo percussionist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He also gained considerable experience as an assistant to Bernard Haitink and to Claudio Abbado, who mentored him intensively and moulded him in many ways.