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Gustavo Gimeno is the Music Director with Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg – a title he has held since 2015 –, and with Toronto Symphony Orchestra where his tenure began in 2020/21. He is also Music Director Designate of Teatro Real where he will assume his role in season 2025/26.
In 2022/23, Gimeno and the Toronto Symphony continue celebrating their 100-year anniversary with major symphonic works including Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. He shares the stage with soloists Yo-Yo Ma, Yuja Wang, Yefim Bronfman and Jean-Guihen Queyras. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra embarks on its first tour with Gustavo Gimeno in Spring 2022. This North American tour includes a return visit to Carnegie Hall in New York City, the TSO’s annual orchestra exchange with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and marks the Orchestra’s debut at Chicago’s Symphony Center.
With Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Gimeno explores repertoire including Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Tragic’, Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. International touring has formed a significant part of Gimeno’s commitment with OPL during the last six years. In 22/23 he tours with the OPL to Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and for the first time Korea. Throughout his tenure, he and the OPL have visited many of Europe’s and South America’s most prestigious concert halls; soloists with whom Gimeno has shared the stage include Daniel Barenboim, Gautier Capuçon, Anja Harteros, Leonidas Kavakos, Bryn Terfel, Yuja Wang, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Martin Grubinger. A highlight has been performances of the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with Krystian Zimerman.
In April 2022, Gimeno entered into a new recording relationship with Harmonia Mundi. For their first joint project, Gimeno and the OPL recorded Rossini’s Stabat Mater, featuring Maria Agresta (soprano), Daniella Barcellona (mezzo-soprano), Rene Barbera (tenor), Carlo Lepore (bass) and the Wiener Singverein. Released in August 2022, the second album for HM recorded with OPL is devoted to two ballets by Stravinsky (Firebird and Apollon musagète). With the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, pianist Marc-André Hamelin and Ondes Martenot player Nathalie Forget, Gimeno will also release Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony on harmonia mundi in 22/23.
Gustavo Gimeno is a much sought-after symphonic guest conductor worldwide: In season 22/23 Gimeno will make his first appearances with Staatskapelle Berlin and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and will also return to Münchner Philharmoniker. Highlights of past seasons include Berliner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre National de France, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras, Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Gimeno is also regularly reinvited to the Royal Concertgebouworkest. At home and abroad touring projects have included concerts as far afield as Japan and Taiwan.
As an opera conductor he is invited for major titles at great houses such as the Liceu Opera Barcelona; Opernhaus Zürich; Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia and Teatro Real Madrid. In 22/23 Gimeno returns to Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia to conduct the Katie Mitchell production of Jenůfa.
Gimeno and OPL have an extensive discography with Pentatone. Releases include a Francisco Coll monography featuring the Violin Concerto with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Shostakovich’s Symphony No.1 and Bruckner’s Symphony No.1, Ravel’s complete ballet music to Daphnis et Chloé, Mahler’s Symphony No.4, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle and César Franck’s Symphony in D minor.Download Press Kit Download Biography