Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra: Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener
Brought up through Venezuela's celebrated El Sistema, Gustavo Dudamel has risen from humble beginnings to become one
of the most outstanding conductors of our day. Music director of orchestras on three different continents and a regular
guest at the most prestigious concert halls, he was listed by Time in 2009 as among the world's "100 Most Influential
People," while in 2011 Gramophone crowned him "Artist of the Year," citing his "charismatic ability to inspire a lifelong
passion for music in young people" and "his passionate energy on the podium."