Gustavo DUDAMEL is a musician and Venezuelan conductor. He was born Gustavo Adolfo DUDAMEL Ramírez in Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela, on 26 January 1981.
At an early age he began studying popular music, playing the “cuatro” (four-stringed musical instrument) and four years old, began his violin studies in the System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela, soon began studying musical composition.
Start Conducting Study with the masters Rodolfo Saglimbeni and José Antonio Abreu, in 1995, was appointed music director of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Youth. 1999
Awards and Recognition:
In 2004 he won first prize at the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition, Germany. The Order of “Francisco de Miranda”, First Class, in 2007.
The album “Fiesta” with the Youth Symphony Orchestra Simón Bolívar, was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2008.
Doctor Honoris Causa from the University Centre “Lisandro Alvarado” Venezuela in 2009 and the University of Zulia in 2010.
In 2012 he won the Grammy Award for best orchestral performance, along with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Throughout his career as Director, Gustavo Dudamel has led philharmonic orchestras such as:
– Orchestra Los Angeles the Philharmonic.
– The Gothenburg Symphony,
– The Simón Bolívar Symphony.
– Symphony Orchestra of the City of Birmingham,
– Saxon State Orchestra Dresden,
– Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,
– Was guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
– Conducted the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart, to commemorate the birthday of Pope Benedict XVI,
– Addressed the Vienna Philharmonic at the Lucerne Festival.
– Guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony