Gustavo Gimeno has been Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL) since 2015.
During the past season, Gustavo Gimeno and the OPL extended their contract for three more years until 2022. Gustavo Gimeno conducts the OPL in various concert formats and plans to expand the orchestra’s touring activities as well as its discography. In the current season, he will share the Philharmonie stage with such artists as Daniel Barenboim, Krystian Zimerman, Khatia Buniatishvili, Bryn Terfel, and Frank Peter Zimmermann. He will again present an opera production in Luxembourg, Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Gustavo Gimeno is in great demand worldwide as a guest conductor. In 2017/18, he has been invited back to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Orchestre National de France, the Wiener Symphoniker, and the Philharmonia Zurich. He will also conduct the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time. In addition, he will return to the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, which specializes in historically-informed performance practice.
Highlights of the past season included debuts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker, and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
Gustavo Gimeno made his opera debut in 2015 with Bellini’s Norma at the Valencia Opera House. During the past season, he conducted Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra with the OPL at the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg.
In 2017, the classical label PENTATONE, the OPL and Gustavo Gimeno announced a multiple-release collaboration. Recordings of the First Symphonies by Dmitri Shostakovich and Anton Bruckner and, most recently, Maurice Ravel’s complete Daphnis et Chloé have been released thus far.
Born in Valencia, Gustavo Gimeno began his international conducting career in 2012, when he was a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, as assistant to Mariss Jansons. He also gained significant experience as assistant to Bernard Haitink and Claudio Abbado, mentors who actively nurtured his talent and influenced him in many ways.