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Gustavo
Dudamel

Conductor

Gustavo Dudamel has served as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra since 2009 and also stands at the helm of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in his native Venezuela.

As a boy, Dudamel studied violin with José Luis Jiménez and Francisco Díaz. He studied orchestral conducting with José Antonio Abreu, the founder of El Sistema. Dudamel won the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra’s Gustav Mahler Competition in 2004.

From 2007 to 2012, he served as principal conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, where he currently holds the title of honorary conductor. Dudamel has led the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in numerous concerts in and outside the US. He also focuses on young people, having founded the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), inspired by El Sistema, which has since developed into an extensive education project involving 1,300 young musicians at four locations.

Dudamel makes guest appearances with all the world’s leading orchestras. In 2017, he conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra on the Nobel Prize Concert in Sweden, where he also gave a lecture on the link between art and science. He devotes a significant amount of time to opera as well, having worked with the Berlin State Opera (Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro), La Scala in Milan (Puccini’s La bohème) and the Vienna State Opera (Puccini’s Turandot).

Dudamel gave an astounding first performance with the Concertgebouworkest in 2009 and subsequently led the orchestra on tour. He returned in June 2013 to conduct works by Benzecry, Dvořák and Lieberson.

Gustavo Dudamel has served as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra since 2009 and also stands at the helm of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in his native Venezuela.

As a boy, Dudamel studied violin with José Luis Jiménez and Francisco Díaz. He studied orchestral conducting with José Antonio Abreu, the founder of El Sistema. Dudamel won the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra’s Gustav Mahler Competition in 2004.

From 2007 to 2012, he served as principal conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, where he currently holds the title of honorary conductor. Dudamel has led the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in numerous concerts in and outside the US. He also focuses on young people, having founded the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), inspired by El Sistema, which has since developed into an extensive education project involving 1,300 young musicians at four locations.

Dudamel makes guest appearances with all the world’s leading orchestras. In 2017, he conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra on the Nobel Prize Concert in Sweden, where he also gave a lecture on the link between art and science. He devotes a significant amount of time to opera as well, having worked with the Berlin State Opera (Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro), La Scala in Milan (Puccini’s La bohème) and the Vienna State Opera (Puccini’s Turandot).

Dudamel gave an astounding first performance with the Concertgebouworkest in 2009 and subsequently led the orchestra on tour. He returned in June 2013 to conduct works by Benzecry, Dvořák and Lieberson.