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Gustavo Gimeno, Music Director

Gustavo Gimeno has been Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL) since 2015 and the orchestra and conductor agreed, in the course of last season, to continue their collaboration until 2022.

Gustavo Gimeno has conducted the OPL in a variety of concert formats in Luxembourg, as well as in concerts in Munich, Amsterdam, Cologne, Vienna, Madrid, and many other locations throughout Europe. This season sees him work with soloists such as Daniel Barenboim, Krystian Zimerman, Khatia Buniatishvili, Sir Bryn Terfel, and Frank Peter Zimmermann. In 2017, he will also conduct a second opera production in Luxembourg, Mozart’s Don Giovanni. There will also be further releases in his series of recordings with the OPL for the Pentatone label, which began with discs of music by Anton Bruckner’s and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Gustavo Gimeno is also in great demand worldwide as a guest conductor.

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