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Giancarlo Guerrero

Giancarlo Guerrero […] brings to the podium not only vitality and insight but also an appealing physical dynamism
The Plain Dealer
Giancarlo Guerrero […] brings to the podium not only vitality and insight but also an appealing physical dynamism
The Plain Dealer

Giancarlo Guerrero is zesvoudig GRAMMY® Award winnaar en de muziekdirecteur van Nashville Symphony Orchestra en Wrocław Philharmonic, en vaste gastdirigent van Gulbenkian Orchestra. Hij is een gepassioneerd voorvechter van nieuwe muziek, en heeft Nashville op de kaart gezet als bestemming voor hedendaagse muziek middels opdrachtwerken, opnames en wereldcreaties van de meest vooraanstaande componisten uit de Verenigde Staten. Zo bracht hij afgelopen seizoen opnames uit van muziek van onder andere Michael Daugherty, Richard Danielpour en Jennifer Higdon. Ook ontwikkelde Guerrero in samenwerking met componist Aaron Jay Kernis de Nashville Composer Lab & Workshop, die instaat voor de ontwikkeling en promotie van nieuwe Amerikaanse orkestrale muziek.

Giancarlo Guerrero is the six-time GRAMMY® award winning Music Director of the Nashville Symphony, a post he has held since 2009 and has committed to through the 2024-25 season. In 2017, he was appointed Music Director of the Wrocław Philharmonic at the National Forum of Music in Poland and Principal Guest Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal.

A passionate proponent of new music, Guerrero has championed the works of several of America's most respected composers through commissions, recordings, and world premieres. Guerrero’s advocacy has helped make Nashville a destination for contemporary music. Guerrero has presented eight world premieres with the Nashville Symphony including the 2016 performance and recent GRAMMY®-winning recording of Michael Daugherty’s cello concerto Tales of Hemingway. Recent seasons have also seen the release of new albums with the Nashville Symphony dedicated to the music of Terry Riley – the first album of orchestra music by that composer in a quarter century – Jennifer Higdon (a 2018 GRAMMY-winner), Richard Danielpour, as well as wind concertos by Brad Warnaar, Frank Ticheli and Behzad Ranjbaran. Guerrero also recently developed and guided the creation of Nashville Symphony's Composer Lab & Workshop initiative, together with composer Aaron Jay Kernis, to further foster and promote new American orchestral music.

Als gastdirigent onderhoudt Guerrero warme banden met vele orkesten wereldwijd. Hij dirigeerde de meest prominente Amerikaanse orkesten, waaronder de orkesten van Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Montreal, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, en Washington, D.C. In Europa heeft hij succesvolle samenwerkingen met onder meer Brussels Philharmonic, hr-Sinfonieorchester , Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, en London Philharmonic Orchestra.


Guerrero hecht veel waarde aan muziekeducatie en jonge musici, en werkt regelmatig samen met de Curtis School of Music, Colburn School in Los Angeles en Yale Philharmonia. In de afgelopen jaren heeft hij een relatie ontwikkelt met National Youth Orchestra (NYO2) in New York, opgericht en aangestuurd door het Weill Institute of Music in Carnegie Hall.

Giancarlo Guerrero was eerder vaste gastdirigent van Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residence (2011-2016), muziekdirecteur van Eugene Symphony (2002-2009), en dirigent van Minnesota Orchestra (1999-2004).

Maestro Guerrero has appeared with many of the prominent North American orchestras, including those of Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Montreal, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. He has developed a strong guest conducting profile in Europe and has worked with great success in recent seasons with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Brussels Philharmonic, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Guerrero is particularly engaged with conducting training orchestras and works regularly with the Curtis School of Music, Colburn School in Los Angeles, Yale Philharmonia, and in recent years has developed a relationship with the National Youth Orchestra (NYO2) in New York, created and operated by the Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall.

Giancarlo Guerrero previously held posts as the Principal Guest Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami (2011-2016), Music Director of the Eugene Symphony (2002-2009), and Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra (1999-2004).