Gustavo Dudamel

(b. 1981)

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(b Barquisimeto, 1981).

Venezuelan conductor. Studied vn. from age 8. Cond. youth orch. aged 13, programme incl. his own tb. conc. Studied cond. in Caracas with Rodolfo Saglimbeni from 1996 and J.‐A. Abreu from 1999. Mus. dir. Simón Bolívar Nat. Youth Orch. of Venezuela from 1999. Won first Gustav Mahler/Bamberg SO cond. comp. 2004. Prof. début 2004 (Philharmonia Orch. in Bonn). Débuts: Israel PO 2004; Gothenburg SO (BBC Proms) 2005; Los Angeles PO 2005; CBSO, RLPO, Boston SO, Dresden Staatskapelle, all 2006. Opera début Staatsoper, Berlin, 2006 (L'elisir d'amore); La Scala début 2006 (Don Giovanni). Prin. cond. Gothenburg SO from 2007, prin. cond. Los Angeles PO from 2009.

Subjects: Music.

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