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Spanish conductor Pablo González is a highly articulate and intelligent musician with a provocative wit and an infectious passion for music making. 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, other highlights this season include concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Warsaw and Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestras, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Winterthur Musikkollegium.
In recent seasons, he has conducted the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was immediately invited back, the Tonkünstler Orchestra and the Nationaltheater Orchester Mannheim. He works regularly with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslauten, with which he recorded an album for the Hänssler Classics label devoted to the works of Schumann, winner of the 2011 International Classical Music Award.
Other plans for the future include concerts with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestras of Stuttgart and Scotland, the Svizzera Italiana Orchestra and the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the field of opera, in 2008 Pablo González conducted Carmen in San Sebastian and in 2009 he conducted Mozart's Don Giovanni de Mozart at the Oviedo opera house. Last season, he conducted a concert version of Daphne at the Gran Teatre del Liceu with the OBC to great critical and public acclaim. Future plans include The Magic Flute and Rienzi with the OBC at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
The soloists with whom he has worked include Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maxim Vengerov, Truls Mork, Renaud Capuçon, Viviane Hagner, Alban Gerhardt, Violeta Urmana and Christopher Maltman.
Born in 1975 in Oviedo, González studied at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2000, he won the Donatella Flick prize and since then his brilliant career has really taken off. He has been associate conductor with both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor with the City of Granada Orchestra. In 2006, he won the Cadaqués International Conducting Prize.