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Music Director, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya
Spanish conductor Pablo González is a highly articulate and intelligent musician who combines musical passion with an assured technique, enabling performances of the highest calibre and musicality. He is Music Director of Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. In addition to his work in Barcelona current highlights include appearances with NHK Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse and the LSO. Also active in opera, recent work includes Die Zauberflöte at Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona and plans include Wagner’s Rienzi in concert in this anniversary year.
10 Jan 2013
Pablo González makes his debut this week with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
He conducts the jewels of the romantic era including Dvořák Carnival Overture, Tchaikovsky...
03 Dec 2012
Pablo González returns to both the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra during December 2012. On 5th and 6th December he conducts an all-Russian programme of...
16 Nov 2012
Pablo González’ concert with the Orchestra Sinfónica de la Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía at Madrid’s Auditor Nacioncal will be streamed live tonight on classicalplanet.com.
03 Oct 2012
Pablo González kicks off his 3rd season as Music Director of Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de...
24 Jul 2012
ICA is delighted to announce Pablo González’ exciting Japanese debut with the NHK Symphony Orchestra.
30 May 2012
Pablo González closes his second season as Music Director of Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de...
03 May 2012
Pablo González makes his debut this week with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra at Amsterdam’s world famous Concertgebouw concert hall. He conducts two major romantic works - Beethoven’s...
17 Nov 2011
The programme features Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 6 as well as Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and a première performance of the Zaragoza composer Jesús Torres’ Libro De Los Secretos.
01 Jun 2011
Pablo Gonzalez conducts the final four concerts of his outstanding first season as Music Director of Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. Mahler’s Symphony No 3 will be...
06 Apr 2011
Pablo González makes his debut this week with the Tonkünstler Orchestra at Vienna’s prestigious Musikverein and also in Festspielahus St Pölten, with four performances of Mahler’s “Tragic”...
Opera (Die Zauberflöte, Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona) - Sep 2012
The Scotsman - Sep 2011
Huddersfield Daily Examiner - Dec 2010
Seen And Heard International
La Vanguardia - Sep 2010
Schezo (London Symphony Orchestra - Auditorio Nacional, Madrid) - May 2010
La Razón - Feb 2010
Spanish conductor Pablo González is a highly articulate and intelligent musician with an intense musicality and an assured technique, resulting in concerts that are full of character and great artistic integrity. In September 2010 he took up the position of Music Director of Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. In addition to his commitments in Barcelona, which this season include recordings and a European tour as well as a full subscription series in Barcelona, he appears as a guest throughout the world, frequently receiving immediate reinvitations.
Appearances in 2012/13 include his US debut conducting the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, as well as returns to orchestras including Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra della Swizzera Italia, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and also a return to Japan. Future plans include reinvitations to orchestras such as Warsaw Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern.
In 2011/12 Pablo González made acclaimed débuts with both the Netherlands Philharmonic in the Concertgebouw and with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan, plus returns to Warsaw Philharmonic, Musikcollegum Winterthur, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the major Spanish orchestras including Orquesta Castillo y León, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada,and Real Filarmonia Galicia . He enjoys an ongoing relationship with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern with whom he appears regularly, and with whom has recorded two CDs, the first being a disc of works by Schumann for Hänssler Classics and the winner of a 2011 International Classical Music Award.
Other recent highlights include appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra in Madrid, Tonkunstler Orchestra in the Musikwerein, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and Winterthur Musikkollegium.
In the opera house current projects include L’elisir d’amore for Glyndebourne on Tour 2013, several appearances at Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, including a double bill of Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine and Montsalvatje’s Voce in Off and La bohème in Oviedo. Recent work has included Carmen in San Sebastian, Don Giovanni with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias for Opera de Oviedo, Die Zauberflöte and Strauss’s Daphne (in concert) in Barcelona.
Soloists with whom González has appeared include Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maxim Vengerov, Truls Mørk, Nicola Benedetti, Renaud Capuçon, Viviane Hagner, Viktoria Mullover, Alban Gerhardt, Violetta Urmana, Christopher Maltman and Florian Uhlig.
Born in 1975 in Oviedo, Pablo studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. A previous 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. He was also the winner of the Eighth Cadaqués International Conducting Competition in 2006.