For the first time the orchestra came to the Philharmonie with its new chief conductor Gustavo Gimeno, and his handwriting is already on the wall.
Gustavo Gimeno breaks through internationally with his perfect baton technique and the enormous energy and tension that he creates.
This was an interpretation of power and insight, which illuminated the full luxuriant brilliance of Rimsky’s orchestration as well as the élan of the performers.
Mr. Gimeno, with the grace and elegance of a ballet dancer, indicated each detail clearly, eliciting some of the evening’s best orchestral effects.
Je me sens désormais à la Philharmonie comme à la maison et les gens de l’OPL sont devenus ma famille. Je n’ai plus un pied ici et un pied ailleurs. Je suis désormais entièrement là.
I love teamwork, I love to build up something together with a shared commitment and vision of the future. And we have all this at the Philharmonie and in the OPL, so I am very happy.
Gimeno knew how to keep the tension and made the musicians of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, who strongly supported him, excel.
Gimeno with his precise signaling knows how to get what he wants from the Gewandhausorchester. It is a pleasure to watch this most creative artistic personality at work.
(Gimeno) breaks through internationally with his perfect baton technique and the enormous energy and tension that he creates.
It's about listening. The conductor doesn't just give every beat, they react to the music. It was when he was hearing the music that he knew what to do. -Gustavo
Gustavo Gimeno is a true discovery. (…) Rarely could Tchaikovsky’s overture for 'Romeo and Juliet' be heard in such a transparent way at the Gasteig.