Gustavo Gimeno, Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL) since 2015, has extended his contract to the end of the 2024/25 season. The conductor and orchestra have decided to continue their successful partnership for another three years beyond the current contract.
The Director-General of the Philharmonie Luxembourg and the OPL, Stephan Gehmacher, looks forward to the extended partnership: «The orchestra has undergone an impressive development under Gustavo Gimeno’s leadership during the past five years, and it is now receiving not only national, but also international attention and recognition. Therefore it feels natural to continue on this path during the coming years, and I am happy to be able to support Gustavo and the OPL in their mission.»
Gustavo Gimeno expresses his joy at the continuation of the collaboration: “Luxembourg welcomed me years ago with open arms, and the extension of my contract as Music Director of the OPL until 2025 is an honour and highly motivating. During all these years, we have given more than 100 concerts together, have travelled to many different countries to perform, have made several recordings and shared the stage with some of the world’s great artists. Furthermore, this is a wonderful chance for the orchestra and me to continue our artistic development together. We will continue to work passionately, offering our beloved audience inspiring concerts and enriching Luxembourg’s cultural life.”
“I am very happy to have found two musical homes in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the OPL, where I will be able to develop as an artist and fulfill my musical dreams among passionate musicians and their artistic teams. It is great to work in such extraordinary environments where everyone is dedicated to bringing great musical experiences to our audiences. To me it is exciting and fulfilling to see that no one ever gets tired to explore new paths in audience development to share the depth and magic of our classical music world with as many people as possible.”