* 1 Life and career
* 2 Discography * 3 References * 4 Further reading * 5 External links
LIFE AND CAREER
Dudamel was born in
Dudamel began to study conducting in 1995, first with Rodolfo Saglimbeni , then later with José Antonio Abreu . In 1999, he was appointed music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar , the national youth orchestra of Venezuela, and toured several countries. He attended Charles Dutoit 's master class in Buenos Aires in 2002, and worked as assistant for Simon Rattle in Berlin and Salzburg in 2003.
Dudamel has won a number of conducting competitions, including the
Dudamel made his debut at
La Scala ,
In 2013 Dudamel conducted the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra during
the funeral of Venezuelan President
In April 2014 Dudamel returned to conduct with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra , as its Honorary Conductor, for concerts in the orchestra’s home city and on tour in France, Switzerland, and Italy.
In 2015 Dudamel conducted both the opening and end titles, at the behest of famed movie composer John Williams, for the official motion picture soundtrack and film of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens .
On 1 January 2017, Dudamel conducted the Vienna Philharmonic in their traditional New Year\'s Day Concert . At the age of 35, he was the youngest guest conductor for this event.
MUSIC DIRECTOR, LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
Dudamel made his US conducting debut with the Los Angeles
Philharmonic (LAP) at the
Hollywood Bowl on September 13, 2005 in a
program consisting of "La Noche de los Mayas" by Silvestre Revueltas
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5. Dudamel was subsequently invited
back to conduct the orchestra at
Walt Disney Concert Hall in January
2007 in performances of "Dances of Galánta" by
In April 2007, during a guest conducting engagement with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra , Dudamel was named the LAP's next music director as of the 2009–2010 season, succeeding Esa-Pekka Salonen . His initial contract in Los Angeles was for five years, beginning in September 2009.
Dudamel began his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on September 28, 2009 with a rehearsal of Beethoven's 9th Symphony that included the Los Angeles Master Chorale and representatives of eight community-based choruses. His first official rehearsal with the orchestra followed on September 30. On October 3 he conducted Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Hollywood Bowl in "Bienvenido Gustavo," a free concert, and conducted his official inaugural concert featuring the world premiere of John Adams ' City Noir and Mahler's Symphony No. 1 with his new orchestra in Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 8.
In February 2011, the orchestra announced the extension of Dudamel's contract through the end of the 2018–2019 season, including the orchestra's 100th anniversary. In March 2015, the orchestra announced a further extension of his Los Angeles Philharmonic contract through the 2021–2022 season.
AWARDS AND MEDIA
Dudamel is featured in the documentary film Tocar y Luchar, which
El Sistema . Dudamel and the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón
Bolívar received the WQXR Gramophone
On July 23, 2009, Dudamel was selected by the Eighth Glenn Gould Prize laureate José Antonio Abreu as winner of the prestigious The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize .
Dudamel is featured in the 2011 documentary "Let The Children Play," a film which focuses on his work advocating for music as a way to enrich children's lives.
Gramophone , the British classical music magazine, named Dudamel its
2011 Gramophone Artist of the Year . Also in 2011, he was inducted
into the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. In February 2012, Dudamel won
Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance, for his recording of
The character of Rodrigo in Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle was based, in part, on Dudamel. Rodrigo is also curly-haired, Latin American, very young, and usually referred to only by his first name. In the first episode of the show's second season, in which Rodrigo appears as a guest conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dudamel appears as a guest actor, playing the part of a stage manager.
Dudamel and his ex-wife, Eloísa Maturén
Dudamel has been married twice. His first marriage, in 2006, was to
Eloísa Maturén in
Caracas . Maturén, also a Venezuelan native, is a
classically trained ballet dancer and a journalist. Their marriage
produced a son, Martín Dudamel Maturén, a U.S. citizen. In March
2015, Dudamel and Maturén filed papers for divorce. In March 2017,
Dudamel married the actress
* Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 CD
* Birthday Concert for
Pope Benedict XVI
* Celebración – Opening Night Concert Digital Download * Adams: City Noir (From the Inaugural Concert) Digital Download only * Rite CD
* Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 – Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 – Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 CD * Tchaikovsky DVD; Digital Download * Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 Vinyl only (LP) * Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, "Eroica" CD * Discoveries CD+DVD; Digital Download * Mahler: Symphony No. 8 DVD; Blu-ray; e-Video
* Mahler: Symphony No. 9 CD
* Mahler: Symphony No. 7. CD
* Wagner Digital Download * Philip Glass : Double Piano Concerto Only at iTunes
* New Year Concert CDs and Digital download.
* ^ Reed Johnson (23 November 2008). "Conductor Gustavo Dudamel rides a wave of Dudamania". LA Times. Retrieved 2008-11-23. * ^ Sue Steward (23 Feb 2006). "He\'s astonishingly gifted". Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2007-08-16. * ^ "Dudamel förnyar kontrakt med Göteborgs Symfoniker till 2012". Göteborgs Symfoniker. 30 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-06.
* ^ Vivien Schweitzer (13 Apr 2006). "
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Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Directors
Walter Henry Rothwell (1919)
Georg Schnéevoigt (1927)
Artur Rodziński (1929)
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Gothenburg Symphony Principal Conductors
* Heinrich Hammer (1905)
* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 119576191 * LCCN : no2006093465 * ISNI : 0000 0001 1086 1072 * GND : 133898229 * SUDOC : 159639670 * BNF : c