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That evening all of a sudden I learned to like Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony. Thanks to its unique interpretation of Gustavo Gimeno, who without doubt follows in the path of Yevgenij Mravinskij

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Gustavo Gimeno has been Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL) since 2015. He has conducted the OPL in a wide variety of concert formats, appearing with the orchestra in many of the most prestigious concert halls throughout Europe. He builds on the successful tours of previous seasons with guest performances in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Turkey and Greece.

Gustavo Gimeno and the OPL will continue their series of recordings on the classical label PENTATONE, which was launched in 2017. Since this collaboration began, the First Symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovich and Anton Bruckner, Maurice Ravel’s complete ballet music to Daphnis et Chloé and, most recently, Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony have been released.

During past seasons Gustavo Gimeno has shared the stage of the Luxembourg Philharmonie with such soloists as Daniel Barenboim, Krystian Zimerman, Khatia Buniatishvili, Bryn Terfel and Frank Peter Zimmermann. Guest artists during the 2018/2019 season will include Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang and Katia and Marielle Labèque.

Gustavo Gimeno is also a much sought-after guest conductor worldwide. In 2018/2019 he returns to the Cleveland Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. He makes his debut conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
Gustavo Gimeno will again appear with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, which specializes in historically informed performance practice, conducting symphonies by Robert Schumann.

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

Born in Valencia, Gustavo Gimeno began his international conducting career in 2012 as assistant to Mariss Jansons, while he was a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. He also gained invaluable experience as assistant to Bernard Haitink and Claudio Abbado, who strongly supported and influenced him in many respects as a mentor.

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