Music Director Gustavo Gimeno
From the 2015/16 season Gustavo Gimeno will be Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. At the beginning of this musical partnership his programming will focus on the first symphonies of Beethoven, Mahler, Bruckner, Schumann and Shostakovich, as well as more recent works by Rihm, Berg and Berio. Alongside these symphonic works Gustavo Gimeno will enjoy collaborations with Isabelle Faust, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Leonidas Kavakos, Anja Harteros, and the Wiener Singverein, for a performance of Verdi’s Requiem for Easter 2016.
Gustavo Gimeno will also continue his collaboration with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, both at home in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Hall, and on tour to Asia. He returns to conduct the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.
He will make his debuts on the podiums of the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National du Toulouse Capitol de Toulouse, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the Philharmonia Zurich. The 2015/16 season also sees Gustavo Gimeno make his debut in USA with Cleveland Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and his Japan debut with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. In March 2015 Gimeno made his opera conducting debut with a new production of Bellini’s Norma at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, directed by Davide Livermore.
Born in Valencia, Gustavo Gimeno began his international conducting career in 2012. Whilst still a solo percussionist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (a position he has since relinquished) Gimeno worked regularly as an assistant to Mariss Jansons. He has worked closely with Bernard Haitink and was strongly mentored for many years by the late Claudio Abbado.