Following Gustavo Gimeno’s sensational debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in February 2014, when he stood in for Mariss Jansons, his conducting career went into overdrive. In May of that same year, he also stood in for Lorin Maazel, leading the Munich Philharmonic in subscription concerts and on tour.
In the meantime, he has also led the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Gimeno triumphed in his first appearance with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in the spring of 2015. He assumed the post of principal conductor of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra starting in the 2015–16 season.
Gimeno served as principal percussionist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from 2001 to 2013, having since studied orchestral conducting at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and taking lessons and participating in masterclasses with Ed Spanjaard, Hans Vonk and Iván Fischer. Gimeno served as assistant conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2012–13 season.
He has also assisted Claudio Abbado with the Orchestra Mozart, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, as well as Bernard Haitink with the Orchestra Mozart. In March 2015, Gimeno made his debut as an opera conductor in a production of Bellini’s Norma at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in his native city, Valencia.
He led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the world premiere of Amérique du Nord by Richard Rijnvos and works by Bernstein February 2017.