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Gustavo Dudamel

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Gustavo Dudamel

Dynamic conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s passionate music-making invigorates audiences of all ages worldwide. Concurrently serving as Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, capsule the impact of his musical leadership is felt on several continents.

While his commitment to his music director posts in the United States and Venezuela accounts for the major portion of his yearly schedule, therapy Dudamel also guest conducts with some of the world’s greatest musical institutions each season. This season he returns to the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and La Scala in both opera and concert, along with appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw, Berlin Staatskapelle, Israel Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, and Gothenburg Symphony, where he is now Honorary Conductor.

Dudamel is in his fourth season as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where his contract has already been extended until 2018-19, the orchestra’s 100th season. Under his leadership the Los Angeles Philharmonic has extended its reach to an unprecedented extent via LA Phil LIVE, experimental theater-casts of Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts which have reached audiences throughout North America, Europe and South America, and through Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), influenced by Venezuela’s widely successful El Sistema. With YOLA, Gustavo brings music to children in the underserved communities of Los Angeles, and also serves as an inspiration for similar efforts throughout the United States, as well as for programs in Sweden and Scotland.

It is not only the breadth of the audience reached, but also the depth of the programming performed under Gustavo Dudamel that is remarkable. Programs at the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2012-2013 represent the best and the boldest: ranging from an LA Phil-commissioned and now staged oratorio by John Adams titled The Gospel According to the Other Mary, which the LA Phil and Dudamel tour to New York’s Lincoln Center, London’s Barbican Centre, Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival, and Paris’ Salle Pleyel; to a staged Marriage of Figaro with sets by architect Jean Nouvel, representing part two of a three-consecutive-year project of presenting the Mozart/Da Ponte trilogy.

Having triumphed in performances at the 2012 Olympics in London, Gustavo Dudamel continues to lead the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in his native Venezuela as well as on tour, in this his 14th season as Music Director. Late fall 2012 touring includes performances at Berkeley’s CalPresents, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, and New York’s Carnegie Hall, where they are part of the Voices from Latin America festival. Additional highlights include a fully staged Rigoletto in July 2012 in Caracas, which is part of a multi-year collaboration of shared productions with La Scala. In April 2013, Dudamel and the Bolívars are joined by Lang Lang for the world premiere of the Benzecry Piano Concerto, jointly commissioned by Dudamel and Lang Lang. The orchestra then embarks on a five country tour of South America. The Bolívar season rounds out with a production of Tannhäuser at the Bogotá Opera in June 2013, followed by a 2013 summer residency at the Salzburg Festival.

An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2005, Gustavo Dudamel has numerous recordings on the label ranging in repertoire from Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps to Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 3, 5 and 7. In February 2012, Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic won the Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance for their live recording of the Brahms Symphony No. 4. In spring 2012, an LP of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 with the Vienna Philharmonic was released, with proceeds donated to charity for the purchase of instruments for young musicians of El Sistema in San Vicente, Venezuela. In August 2012, the CD, DVD and PBS telecast of the live Vienna Philharmonic Schönbrunn concert, The Summer Night Concert, was released. The September 2012 release, Gustavo Dudamel: Discoveries, is a compilation of recording activities with the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and the Gothenburg Symphony (CD, CD+DVD). Released in October 2012, Dudamel: Mahler 8 – Symphony of a Thousand Live from Caracas (CD, DVD + Blu-Ray), features the combined forces of the LA Phil and the Bolívars. Anticipated for release during the 2012-2013 season are the Mahler Symphonies No. 7 (CD / Bolívars), and No. 9 (CD / LA Phil), as well as an all-Strauss disc with the Berlin Philharmonic (CD).

In the area of video/DVD, many releases capture the excitement of important concerts in Gustavo Dudamel’s musical life, including The Inaugural Concert documenting his first concert in 2009 as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, New Year’s Eve Concert Gala 2011 with the Berlin Philharmonic, and a Birthday Concert for Pope Benedict XVI, among others. In June 2011, a documentary, Let the Children Play, featuring Dudamel, was shown in over 500 Fathom movie theaters nationwide. Gustavo Dudamel has been featured three times on CBS’s 60 Minutes and appeared on a 2010 PBS special, Dudamel: Conducting a Life, with Tavis Smiley. He appeared on Sesame Street with Elmo in February 2012.

Gustavo Dudamel is one of the most decorated conductors of his generation. He has recently been named Musical America’s 2013 Musician of the Year, one of the highest honors in the classical music industry. In October of 2011, he was named Gramophone Artist of the Year, and in May of the same year, was inducted into the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in consideration of his “eminent merits in the musical art.” The previous year, he received the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT. Dudamel was inducted into l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres as a Chevalier in Paris in 2009, and received an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Centro-Occidental Lisandro Alvarado in his hometown of Barquisimeto. He also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Gothenburg in 2012. In 2008, the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra was awarded Spain’s prestigious annual Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts and, along with his mentor José Antonio Abreu, Dudamel was given the “Q Prize” from Harvard University for extraordinary service to children.

Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2009, Gustavo Dudamel was born in 1981 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He began violin lessons as a child with José Luis Giménez and Francisco Díaz at the Jacinto Lara Conservatory. He continued his violin studies with Rubén Cova and José Francisco del Castillo at the Latin American Academy of Violin. His conducting studies began in 1996 with Rodolfo Saglimbeni and, that same year, he was given his first conducting position, Music Director of the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra. In 1999, he was appointed Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra and began conducting studies with the orchestra’s founder, Dr. Abreu; a few years later in 2004, Dudamel was brought to international attention by winning the inaugural Bamberger Symphoniker Gustav Mahler Competition. These early musical and mentoring experiences molded his commitment to music as an engine for social change – a lifelong passion.

In 2012, Gustavo and Eloisa Dudamel launched a foundation which carries their name and is dedicated to furthering music education and social justice around the world.

Gustavo Dudamel, his wife Eloisa Maturén, and their young son Martín divide their time mainly between Caracas and Los Angeles.

Updated December 2012

Management: Mark Newbanks, Fidelio Arts Limited, London

Public Relations: M.L. FALCONE, Public Relations

Additional information about Gustavo Dudamel can be found on his website: www.gustavodudamel.com

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National Children’s Orchestra of Venezuela

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

The National Children’s Orchestra of Venezuela (NCOV) is one of the top orchestras of the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela. It was established in 1995 by maestro José Antonio Abreu for the purpose of giving access to children from all social classes to music education. Leer más

Teresa Carreño String Quartet

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The Teresa Carreño String quartet (TCSQ) consists of four talented members of the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (Lila Vivas, site first violin; Gustavo Briceño, drugs second violin; Ramon Carrero, viola; and Isaac Loreto, violoncello) who decided to develop their skills as chamber musicians.
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Venezuelan 7/4 Ensemble

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

Formed in 2005 as a trumpet quartet, stuff in 2011 it became a septet by incorporating a cuatro player, sale pills a bassist and a drummer into the group with the idea of extending its musical boundaries and including the Latin American music into its repertoire. Leer más

Simón Bolívar Symphonic Rock Orchestra

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

The Simón Bolívar Symphonic Rock Orchestra (SBSRO) made its debut in Caracas in 2011 and is part of the orchestral program at the Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Music.
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Carabobo Brass Ensemble

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The Carabobo Brass Ensemble (CBE) was formed in 2007 from the ranks of the Carabobo Youth Orchestra.
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Simón Bolívar String Quartet

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Conformado por miembros de la Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela, el Cuarteto de Cuerdas Simón Bolívar surge para estudiar, desarrollar y promover la música de cámara en Venezuela, así como para implementar actividades didácticas con niños y jóvenes.
Simón Bolívar String Quartet

Made up of members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela —Alejandro Carreño (violin), Boris Suárez (violin), Ismel Campos (viola) and Aimon Mata (violoncello)—, the Simón Bolívar String Quartet (SBSQ) was formed to help promote chamber music in Venezuela by means of artistic and academic activities.

The SBSQ has shared stages with the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, the Chilingirian Quartet, and the Berlin Philharmonic String Quartet; and has studied with maestros Donald Weilerstein, Andras Keller, Ulyses Ascanio, David Ascanio, Frank Di Polo, Wolfram Christ, Marilou Speaker Churchill, and Pinchas Zukerman.

In 2010, the quartet toured the UK. They appeared at the South Bank Centre in London, the Saint George’s Hall in Liverpool and the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh.

In 2011 they toured Venezuela and conducted master classes on chamber music aimed at children and young people. That same year, the SBSQ served as ensemble in residence at the Saint Denis Festival in France; and participated in the Ravello Festival, where the quartet shared the stage with the Teatro alla Scala String Quartet.

In 2012, the SBSQ appeared at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the University of Toronto’s Walter Hall, and at a special ceremony at Carleton University that honored maestro Abreu. That year, the SBSQ made a seven-city tour of Japan and released its debut album under Deutsche Grammophon.

In April 2013, the SBSQ participated in the 1st Internacional Music Festival of Bogotá with a program made up of works by Brahms, Beethoven and Ginastera. In autumn of that year, the quartet appeared at the Salzburg Festival, along with other El Sistema ensembles.

National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

The National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela (NFOV), shop formed in 1995, anabolics | has enriched the vast panorama of music in Venezuela with its new approach to chamber music, characterized by a youthful aesthetic that is full of new colors, and exceptional and versatile musical harmonies and tones.
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Alma Llanera Youth and Children’s Orchestra of Guárico

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Founded in 2009, the Alma Llanera Youth and Children’s Orchestra of Guárico (ALYCOG) stems from the Alma Llanera Folk Music Program established in 2006 in Guárico, in the Núcleos Antonio Estévez and Jesús María Torrealba, with the idea of extolling and preserving Venezuelan Folk Music.
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Libertadores String Quartet

Publicado por Prensa FundaMusical Bolívar.

The Libertadores String Quartet was formed in 2012 with the idea of disseminating and promoting chamber music in Venezuela and the rest of Latin America through academic activities and the performance of emblematic national and international compositions.
Libertadores String Quartet

The quartet is made up of four members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (SBSOV): Ollantay Velásquez (violin), Eddie Cordero (violin), Otto Rodríguez (viola) and José David Márquez (cello).

Just a month after its debut, the Libertadores String Quartet gave a series of educational concerts in Haiti under an agreement signed between that nation and Venezuela to develop a music education program modeled after El Sistema. That same year, the quartet made its US debut performing on Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series as part of the Voices from Latin America Festival.

In 2013, the quartet conducted workshops and rehearsals in Angola, Peru, and Japan aimed at the members of the Kaposoka Youth and Children’s Orchestra, the Sinfonia por el Perú Program,  and the Soma Children’s Orchestra, respectively.

In November of that year, the Libertadores String Quartet toured the UK. The tour included appearances in Aberdeen, Stirling, Glasgow, Liverpool and London; and featured special, community and educational concerts, as well as master classes and rehearsals with students at El Sistema programs in the UK, among other activities.

A month later, the LSQ conducted workshops and gave concerts for at-risk children from the cities of Riohacha and Bogotá in Colombia.

The Libertadores String Quartet is part of the Venezuelan Network of Quartets and the Latin American Academy of Chamber Music of the Simón Bolívar Music Foundation.