It has just been made public that Gustavo Gimeno of the Luxembourg Philharmonic is to be the next music director of the Toronto Symphony. He starts in 2020.
We understand that Toronto’s CEO Matthew Loden flew to Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago to snap him up. Here’s a shot of them together.
This is a good catch for Toronto. Gustavo Gimeno, now 42, was a percussion player in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra when Mariss Jansons made him assistant conductor in 2012. He has never looked back.
Ludwig Van Toronto has the first interview with GG here.