Pablo González

Pablo González

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, “attentive to every silence and every cue for the entire symphony orchestra, weaving and managing this tonal revolution” (Opera World).

Highly sought-after as a guest conductor across Europe, ‘18/’19 season is dominated by strong German presence including return visits to Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, as well as debuts with Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Dresden Philharmonic. In Germany, Pablo enjoys special relationship with The Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern with whom he has many successful symphonic and recording projects to his acclaim. Their Schumann CD with Lena Neudauer was awarded the prestigious International Classical Music Award. Further significant collaborations in ‘18/’19 season include return visits to Helsinki Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège and a debut with Lahti Symphony.

‘17/’18 season was marked by highly successful debut with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for which Classical Source remarked that González gave the CBSO its head in an account as attentive to detail as to the fantasia-like structure. Not its least attraction was a thoughtful approach to the coda, tender and affecting without a hint of that sentimentality such as Mussorgsky would have abjured. Pablo also returned to the The Hallé in Manchester for the third time for the opening of the concert-season and made highly acclaimed debut with Residentie Orkest in The Hague which led to immediate re-invitation.

In his native Spain, Pablo is highly in demand and enjoys fruitful relationships with Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, City of Granada Orchestra and Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra. From 2010 - 2015, Pablo was Music Director of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona I Nacional de Catalunya.

Beyond Spain, distinguished highlights of the recent seasons include collaborations with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Warsaw Philharmonic, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and NHK Symphony Orchestra.

In winter 2018 Pablo conducts Opera Tosca production in Oviedo. Additional distinguished recent opera highlights include conducting Don Giovanni and L’elisir d’amore for two successful Glyndebourne tours; Carmen in San Sebastian; a double-bill of Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine and Montsalvatge’s Una Voce in Off, as well as Die Zauberflöte, Strauss’ Daphne and Wagner’s Rienzi (in concert) at Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, and Don Giovanni and Madama Butterfly for Opera de Oviedo.

Pablo is very active in the recording studio and in September ’16 he released for Naxos 3 volumes of orchestral works by Enrique Granados with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Autumn last year has seen the release of Bizet’s Carmen and L'Arlesienne suites which Pablo also recorded with Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Further releases include Prokofiev’s The Prodigal Son with SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg.

Born in Oviedo, Pablo studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Pablo first captured international attention with his victories at the Donatella Flick and Cadaqués International Conducting competitions. He has previously held the positions of Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra of the City of Granada and an Assistant conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

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