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Gustavo Gimeno

Gustavo Gimeno is principal conductor of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra since 2015, and Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 2020.  

Between 2001 and 2013 he served as principal percussionist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra.  

Gimeno studied orchestral conducting at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he took lessons and participated in masterclasses with Ed Spanjaard, Hans Vonk and Iván Fischer. He 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 and Mariss Jansons with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. 

Following Gimeno’s debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in February 2014, when he stood in for Mariss Jansons, his conducting career went into overdrive. In May of that year, he stood in for Lorin Maazel with the Munich Philharmonic. He has since conducted orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras. His appearances as an opera conductor have included Verdi’s Aida at Liceu Opera Barcelona, Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Zurich Opera and Bellini’s Norma at Valencia Opera House.

Gimeno has been invited back to the Concertgebouw Orchestra on an annual basis. His last appearance with the orchestra was in June 2020, when he conducted its first rehearsals and concerts after the Covid-19 lockdown, conducting Beethoven’s Seventh and Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony.

Gustavo Gimeno Conductor Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Photo: Marco Borggreve

Gustavo Gimeno is principal conductor of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra since 2015, and Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 2020.  

Between 2001 and 2013 he served as principal percussionist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra.  

Gimeno studied orchestral conducting at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he took lessons and participated in masterclasses with Ed Spanjaard, Hans Vonk and Iván Fischer. He 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 and Mariss Jansons with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. 

Following Gimeno’s debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in February 2014, when he stood in for Mariss Jansons, his conducting career went into overdrive. In May of that year, he stood in for Lorin Maazel with the Munich Philharmonic. He has since conducted orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras. His appearances as an opera conductor have included Verdi’s Aida at Liceu Opera Barcelona, Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Zurich Opera and Bellini’s Norma at Valencia Opera House.

Gimeno has been invited back to the Concertgebouw Orchestra on an annual basis. His last appearance with the orchestra was in June 2020, when he conducted its first rehearsals and concerts after the Covid-19 lockdown, conducting Beethoven’s Seventh and Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony.

Gustavo Gimeno is principal conductor of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra since 2015, and Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 2020.  

Between 2001 and 2013 he served as principal percussionist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra.  

Gimeno studied orchestral conducting at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he took lessons and participated in masterclasses with Ed Spanjaard, Hans Vonk and Iván Fischer. He 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 and Mariss Jansons with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. 

Following Gimeno’s debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in February 2014, when he stood in for Mariss Jansons, his conducting career went into overdrive. In May of that year, he stood in for Lorin Maazel with the Munich Philharmonic. He has since conducted orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras. His appearances as an opera conductor have included Verdi’s Aida at Liceu Opera Barcelona, Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Zurich Opera and Bellini’s Norma at Valencia Opera House.

Gimeno has been invited back to the Concertgebouw Orchestra on an annual basis. His last appearance with the orchestra was in June 2020, when he conducted its first rehearsals and concerts after the Covid-19 lockdown, conducting Beethoven’s Seventh and Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony.

Gustavo Gimeno Conductor Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Photo: Marco Borggreve
Gustavo Gimeno Conductor Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Photo: Marco Borggreve