Göteborgs Symfoniker

Mahler Symphony No 2

On June 16, 2012, Gustavo Dudamel ended his magnificent time as the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra’s chief conductor, to instead become honorary conductor for the orchestra. This is his farewell speech and the finale of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 Resurrection.

Over 120 performances with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra… Gustavo Dudamel (b. 1981) is the most noted conductor of our time. After his education in Venezuela’s famous music education El Sistema, he became chief conductor of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra in Caracas and had his international breakthrough when he won the Mahler Competition in 2004 in Bamberg. In 2007 he became chief conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and in 2009 of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

In the same year, he was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine and in 2010 he became the citizen of Gothenburg this year. In 2011, he was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Music for his “outstanding merits in the musical arts” and he was named Artist of the Year by the readers of the music magazine Gramophone. Gustavo Dudamel is honorary conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

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