Pablo Gonzalez


Hailed as one of the most versatile and passionate conductors of his generation, Pablo González is an inspirational musician to orchestras and audiences throughout the world and is notably characterised by his intense musicality and assured technique. Born in 1975 in Oviedo, Pablo studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and went on to become winner of the Donatella Flick Competition. He has held the positions of Associate Conductor with both the London Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra of the City of Granada. From 2010 to 2015 he was Music Director of Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya.

Guest conducting appearances in the current season include Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Orquestra Ciudad de Granada, Mannheim Academy, Spanish National Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica de Madrid and Symphony Orchestra of New Russia. Reinvitations include Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya.

Recent highlights received to great acclaim include NHK Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Highlights from previous seasons include appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Whales, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Tonkunstler Orchestra in the Musikverein, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Musikcollegium Winterthur, Warsaw Philharmonic, Orquestra Nacional de España, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liége and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra.

Also active in opera, Pablo made a highly-successful UK operatic debut conducting L’elisir d’amore for Glyndebourne on Tour which resulted in a reinvitation for another major collaboration in 2016/17. Other recent work has included Carmen in San Sebastian, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, a double bill of Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine and Montsalvatge’s Una Voce in Off and Die Zauberflöte, Strauss’s Daphne and Wagner’s Rienzi(in concert) at Teatro del Liceu Barcelona. 

Soloists who have appeared under Pablo’s baton include Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maxim Vengerov, Truls Mørk, Arcadi Volodos, Nicola Benedetti, Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Viviane Hagner, Viktoria Mullova, Alban Gerhardt, Violetta Urmana, Christopher Maltman, Natalia Gutman, Isabelle Faust and Florian Uhlig.

Pablo is also very active in the recording studio, having recently recorded six new CDs due for release over the next two years, including a monographic three-disc portrait of Granados with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Prokofiev's "The Prodigal Son" with SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg and a third disc with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern with whom Pablo enjoys an ongoing collaboration throughout the years. His Schumann recording with Lena Neudauer and the DRP was awarded the prestigious International Classical Music Award.l Classical Music Award.

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