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December 2, 2012 - Today, Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was honored as Musician of the Year at the annual Musical America Awards held at a special ceremony at Lincoln Center. The awards coincide with the publication of the 2013 Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts, which, in addition to its comprehensive industry listings, features Dudamel on the cover.
Dudamel joins an illustrious group of artists who have been named Musician of the Year, including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Zubin Mehta, Plácido Domingo, Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Bernstein and Igor Stravinsky, among others.
Dynamic conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s passionate music-making invigorates audiences of all ages worldwide. He is concurrently serving as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, and the impact of his musical leadership is felt on several continents. Entering his fourth season as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dudamel’s contract has already been extended through 2018/19, the LA Phil’s 100th season. For more information, please visit www.laphil.com.
Founded as a weekly newspaper in 1898, Musical America today is both the International Directory of Performing Arts and MusicalAmerica.com. The annual directory features over 14,000 detailed listings of worldwide arts organizations, with over 8000 artists indexed both alphabetically and categorically.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.
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