Gustavo Dudamel

Biography

Born: January 26, 1981  
Gustavo Dudamel is one of those extremely rare conductors to draw international attention while still in his twenties. For a musician who only began studying conducting in 1995 and made his professional debut in 2005, he has ascended the steep ladder to podium renown in almost unprecedented fashion.

He was born on January 26, 1981, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. His father was a trombone player who performed in local bands and his mother
Read more was a vocal teacher. Dudamel began lessons on the violin at 10, having previously studied in a government-sponsored music program in grade school. Later, at the Jacinto Lara Conservatory, he studied violin with José Luis Jiménez and at the Latin American Violin Academy with José Francisco del Castillo. In 1995 he began conducting studies with Rodolfo Saglimbeni, but his most important teaching influence was conductor José Antonio Abreu, who served as his mentor. Dudamel's 1999 appointment as music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar allowed him to conduct regular concerts and make concert tours abroad.

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, Dudamel was arguably the most sought-after conductor under the age of 30, and was the first in many years to be appointed music director of a major orchestra -- in this case, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, beginning in 2009-2010. Dudamel did not step onto that podium as anything approaching a novice, since he had already served as principal conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, beginning in 2007. Since 1999 he has served as music director of the Venezuelan national youth orchestra (known as the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar). Besides the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he has led the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, and Dresden State Orchestra. Dudamel signed a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon in 2005.

Dudamel has won a number of conducting competitions, the most important of which was the 2004 Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition held in Bamberg, Germany. Following that triumph, Dudamel began receiving a flood of invitations to conduct the world's major orchestras. Dudamel's first recording with Deutsche Grammophon was the 2006 CD of Beethoven Symphonies No. 5 and No. 7, with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar. In April 2007, Dudamel led the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra in a concert given at the Vatican before Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of his 80th birthday. This concert was taped by DG and subsequently issued on DVD in August 2007. Read less
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  • 1.
    El Sistema 40 - A Celebration
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002261002 Release Date: 03/10/2015  
    Composer:  Leonard Bernstein,  Antonín Dvorák,  Arturo Márquez,  Silvestre Revueltas  ... 
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra,  Simon Bolivar String Quartet,  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
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    Mahler: Symphony No 7 / Dudamel, Simon Bolivar SO
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002155002 Release Date: 10/07/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
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  • 3.
    Gustavo Dudamel: Liberator - Original Soundtrack
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002105402 Release Date: 07/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
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    100 Great Symphonies
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002054602 Release Date: 06/03/2014   Number of Discs: 56
    Composer:  Giovanni Battista Sammartini,  Johann Wenzel Stamitz,  Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf,  Johann Christian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Gwyneth Jones,  Hanna Schwarz,  René Kollo,  Kurt Moll  ... 
    Conductor:  Kevin Mallon,  Christopher Hogwood,  Thomas Füri,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aradia Ensemble,  Academy of Ancient Music,  Camerata Bern  ... 
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  • 5.
    Adams: Gospel According to the Other Mary / Dudamel
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002003402 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Adams
    Performer:  Russell Thomas,  Tamara Mumford,  Kelley O'Connor,  Daniel Bubeck  ... 
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Master Chorale,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 6.
    Verdi: Messa da Requiem / Dudamel
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 714708 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Julianna Digiacomo,  Michelle DeYoung,  Vittorio Grigolo,  Ildebrando D’arcangelo
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Master Chorale,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Verdi: Messa da Requiem / Dudamel, Los Angeles [Blu-ray]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 714804 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Michelle DeYoung,  Julianna Digiacomo,  Vittorio Grigolo,  Ildebrando D’arcangelo
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Master Chorale,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 8.
    Berlin Philharmonic - Centenary Edition
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001923302 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Hector Berlioz,  Richard Wagner,  Richard Strauss  ... 
    Performer:  Géza Anda,  Walter Berry,  Gundula Janowitz,  Hilde Rössl-Majdan  ... 
    Conductor:  Arthur Nikisch,  Alfred Hertz,  Richard Strauss,  Bruno Walter  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein,  Swedish Radio Chorus  ... 
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  • 9.
    Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 / Wang, Dudamel, Simon Bolivar SO
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001910202 Release Date: 10/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Yuja Wang
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
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    Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra / Dudamel, Berlin PO
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001891302 Release Date: 09/17/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 11.
    The European Concert - Brahms Haydn, Beethoven / Dudamel, Berlin Philharmonic
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001831309 Release Date: 05/14/2013  
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Gautier Capuçon
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Mahler: Symphony No 9 / Dudamel, Los Angeles
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001796902 Release Date: 02/19/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 13.
    Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps - 100th Anniversary Collectors Edition [20-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001780902 Release Date: 12/11/2012   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Güher Pekinel,  Süher Pekinel  ... 
    Conductor:  Antal Doráti,  Riccardo Chailly,  Pierre Boulez,  Valery Gergiev  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Orchestra  ... 
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    Mahler: Symphony No 8 / Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic [blu-ray]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001736859 Release Date: 10/02/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 15.
    Discoveries / Gustavo Dudamel
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001709702 Release Date: 09/25/2012  
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Anton Bruckner,  Dmitri Shostakovich  ... 
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela,  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 16.
    Discoveries / Gustavo Dudamel [CD + DVD]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001725300 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Anton Bruckner,  Dmitri Shostakovich  ... 
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela,  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Mahler: Symphony No 8 / Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001735409 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra,  Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
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  • 18.
    Dances And Waves - Schonbrunn Summer Night Concert 2012 / Dudamel, Vienna PO
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001717502 Release Date: 08/21/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Modest Mussorgsky,  Alexander Borodin,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 19.
    Dances And Waves - Schonbrunn Summer Night Concert 2012 / Dudamel, Vienna PO [DVD]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001717609 Release Date: 08/21/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Modest Mussorgsky,  Alexander Borodin,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 20.
    Beethoven: Symphony No 3
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001686902 Release Date: 06/26/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
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  • 21.
    Classical 2012
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001675702 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Georges Bizet,  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi,  Francesco Cilča  ... 
    Performer:  Lang Lang,  Andrea Bocelli,  Anna Netrebko,  Jonas Kaufmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung,  Antonio Pappano,  Marco Armiliato,  Daniele Callegari  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Fagiolini
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  • 22.
    Sibelius: Symphony No 2; Nielsen: Symphonies 4 & 5; Bruckner / Dudamel, Gothenburg Symphony
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001587402 Release Date: 09/13/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Jean Sibelius,  Carl Nielsen,  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
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    The Classical Album 2011
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001566202 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini,  Franz Liszt,  Jules Massenet,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli,  Lang Lang,  Anne-Sophie Mutter,  Anna Netrebko  ... 
    Conductor:  Adám Fischer,  James Levine,  Claudio Abbado,  Riccardo Chailly  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Chamber Soloists
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    New Year's Eve Concert 2010  / Garanca, Dudamel, Berlin Philharmonic
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001529409 Release Date: 03/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Georges Bizet,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Performer:  Elina Garanca
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Tchaikovsky And Shakespeare / Dudamel, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001529602 Release Date: 03/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
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Biography

Born: January 26, 1981  
Gustavo Dudamel is one of those extremely rare conductors to draw international attention while still in his twenties. For a musician who only began studying conducting in 1995 and made his professional debut in 2005, he has ascended the steep ladder to podium renown in almost unprecedented fashion.

He was born on January 26, 1981, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. His father was a trombone player who performed in local bands and his mother
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1. Langsam (Adagio)
2. Nachtmusik (Allegro moderato)
3. Scherzo
4. Nachtmusik (Andante amoroso)
5. Rondo - Finale (Allegro ordinario - Allegro moderato ma energico)
"The Next Day In The City Jail"
"Now A Certain Woman Named Martha"
"And She Had A Sister Named Mary"
"I Am Surprised That I Am Beginning To Pray Daily"
"En un día de amor yo bajé hasta la tierra"
"Now A Certain Man Was Sick"
Lazarus Dies While The Sisters Await Jesus
"Why Standest Thou Afar Off, O Lord?"
"In My Own Quietly Explosive Here"
"Don?t Touch My Left Arm"
"When Mary Was Come Where Jesus Was"
"Jesus Said, Take Ye Away The Stone"
"And When He Thus Had Spoken"
"Drop Down, Ye Heavens, From Above"
"Then Jesus Six Days Before The Passover"
"For The Grave Cannot Praise Thee"
"Then Took Mary A Pound Of Ointment"
"And There Were Some That Had Indignation"
"We Know There Will Be No Utopias"
"Tell Me: How Is This Night Different"
"Who Rips His Own Flesh Down The Seams"
"Martha And Mary, Not Knowing"
Instrumental Introduction
"Up At Two A.M., Picketed All Day"
"The Said Defendants"
"Jesús, incomparable perdonador de injurias"
"And They Were Come Unto A Place Called Golgotha"
"Daughters Of Jerusalem, Weep Not For Me"
"Now There Stood By The Cross Of Jesus"
"When Jesus Saw His Mother"
"When The Rain Began To Fall"
"His Son Cried Out To Him"
"Now In The Place Where He Was Crucified"
Mary Awakens On The Third Morning
"It Is Spring"
?And, Behold, There Was A Great Earthquake"
"Why Seek Ye The Living Among The Dead?"
1. Allegro ma non tanto
2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
3. Finale (Alla breve)
1. Andantino
2. Scherzo (Vivace)
3. Intermezzo (Allegro moderato)
4. Finale (Allegro tempestoso)
Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)
Von den Hinterweltlern
Von der großen Sehnsucht
Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften
Das Grablied
Von der Wissenschaft
Der Genesende
Das Tanzlied
Das Nachtwandlerlied
De l'aube ŕ midi sur la mer
Jeux de vagues
Dialogue du vent et de la mer
1. Allegro con brio
2. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
4. Finale (Allegro molto)
1. Feierlich, Misterioso
2. Scherzo. Bewegt, lebhaft - Trio. Schnell
3. Adagio. Langsam, feierlich
1. Allegretto - Poco allegro - Tranquillo, ma poco a poco ravvivando il tempo al allegro
2. Tempo andante, ma rubato - Andante sostenuto
3. Vivacissimo - Lento e suave - Largamente
4. Finale (Allegro moderato)
1a. Tempo giusto
1b. Adagio non troppo
2. Allegro attacca
Presto. Andante un poco tranquillo. Allegro
1. Allegro
2. Poco allegretto
3. Poco adagio quasi andante
4. Allegro
Introduction
The Augurs of Spring: Dances of the Young Girls
Ritual of Abduction
Spring Rounds
Ritual of the Rival Tribes
Procession of the Sage
The Sage
Dance of the Earth
Introduction (Largo)
Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
Glorification of the Chosen One
Evocation of the Ancestors
Ritual Action of the Ancestors
Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
Mahler: Symphony No.5 In C Sharp Minor - 1. Trauermarsch (In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt - Plötzlich schneller. Leidenschaftlich. Wild - Tempo I)
Mahler: Symphony No.5 In C Sharp Minor - 2. Stürmisch bewegt. Mit größter Vehemenz - Bedeutend langsamer - Tempo I subito
Mahler: Symphony No.5 In C Sharp Minor - 3. Scherzo (Kräftig, nicht zu schnell)
Mahler: Symphony No.5 In C Sharp Minor - 4. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
Mahler: Symphony No.5 In C Sharp Minor - 5. Rondo-Finale (Allegro)
1. Andante - Allegro con anima
2. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza - Moderato con anima
3. Valse (Allegro moderato)
4. Finale (Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace)
1. Trauermarsch (In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt - Plötzlich schneller. Leidenschaftlich. Wild - Tempo I)
2. Stürmisch bewegt. Mit größter Vehemenz - Bedeutend langsamer - Tempo I subito
3. Scherzo (Kräftig, nicht zu schnell)
4. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
5. Rondo-Finale (Allegro)
1. Allegro con brio
2. Andante con moto
3. Allegro
4. Allegro
1. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
2. Allegretto
3. Presto - Assai meno presto
4. Allegro con brio