From Spain: conductor Gustavo Gimeno

Gustavo Gimeno is known for his passion for exploring how classical works contrast and illuminate repertoire across musical genres and styles of diverse composers. He became music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2020-21 and since 2015, has held the same post at the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

Born in Valencia, Spain, Gimeno began his conducting career in 2012 as assistant to Mariss Jansons, while he was a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. He also gained invaluable experience as assistant to Bernard Haitink and Claudio Abbado, who strongly supported and influenced him in many respects as a mentor.

He will lead the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in a Symphony Center Presents Orchestras concert Feb. 14.