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Gustavo Dudamel

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Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 : Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 - I. Allegro ma non tanto Yuja Wang, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, Sergei Rachmaninov 16:23
Fandango: I. Folia Tropical Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, Anne Akiko Meyers 15:13
Altar de cuerda: I. Morisco chilango Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, María Dueñas 08:46
Nechledil March Gustavo Dudamel, Wiener Philharmoniker 02:42
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 : Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Tema. L'istesso tempo Yuja Wang, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, Sergei Rachmaninov 00:19
Adventures on Earth Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, John Williams 10:25
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain Wiener Philharmoniker, Gustavo Dudamel, Modest Mussorgsky 11:27
Olympic Fanfare and Theme Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel 04:00
Fandango: II. Plegaria (Chaconne) Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, Anne Akiko Meyers 09:23
's gibt nur a Kaiserstadt, 's gibt nur a Wien, Polka, Op. 291 Gustavo Dudamel, Wiener Philharmoniker 03:52

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Biography

Renowned for his wild expressive energy and passionate belief in the magic of music, Gustavo Dudamel was a student of Venezuela's classical music foundation El Sistema, who rose to become one of the world's leading conductors.

In the 1970s his father came through the programme designed to give opportunities to children from poor social backgrounds, playing trombone in salsa bands before encouraging Gustavo to take up music at just four years of age. He took to it naturally and joined El Sistema taking up the violin at the age of ten. By 15 he was leading the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra and being mentored by the legendary Jose Antonio Abreu, before studying in Germany at the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle and making his name when he won the prestigious Mahler Prize in 2004.

He went on to release his first album 'Beethoven Symphonies No. 5 and 7' in 2006 and performed with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony as part of Pope Benedict's 80th birthday celebrations, becoming recognised across the world as a bright, high octane maestro who was injecting new life into the classical scene. In 2009 he was appointed Musical Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, but continued making exuberant critically acclaimed recordings for the Deutsche Grammophon label, such as the Latin-inspired 'Fiesta', 'Mahler 7' and 'Brahms: Symphony No. 4', which won him the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance in 2012.

Performing with the world's finest orchestras and riding high on a wave of 'Dudamania', the mop-haired maestro went on to set up the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra and tackled the works of Wagner, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky, and in 2015 he conducted the opening and closing music to the movie 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.