Hailed as one of the most versatile and passionate conductors of his generation, Pablo González is an inspirational musician to orchestras and audiences throughout the world, attentive to every silence and every clue for the entire symphony orchestra, weaving and managing this tonal revolution (Opera World). Pablo González is a Designate Principal Conductor of the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra (RTVE) and Artistic Adviser to the Orchestra and Choir (19/20).
Highly sought-after as a guest conductor across Europe, 18/19 season is dominated by strong German presence including return visits to Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Gürzenich-Orchester Köln as well as a debut with Frankfurt Radio Symphony. Recent debut with Dresden Philharmonic was met with high acclaim, leading to an immediate re-invitation. Sächsische Zeitung wrote that both orchestra and conductor transform Manuel de Falla’s ballet suites into a brilliant and richly contrasting declaration of love to happiness, cheerfulness and fearlessness. For his return to Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Kölner Stadtanzeiger commented that Pablo González rendered Schumann’s filigrane score with equal precision and expression and Opernfreund noted that Pablo González’s vehement conducting was effectively accurate and succeeded in getting across a wide variety of emotions, bewitching the audience. In Germany, Pablo also enjoys a special relationship with The Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern with whom he has many successful symphonic and recording projects to his acclaim. Their Schumann CD with Lena Neudauer was awarded the prestigious International Classical Music Award. Further significant collaborations in 18/19 season include return visits to Helsinki Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liége and a debut with Lahti Symphony.
17/18 season was marked by highly successful debut with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for which Classical Source remarked that González gave the CBSO its head in an account as attentive to detail as to the fantasia-like structure. Not its least attraction was a thoughtful approach to the coda, tender and affecting without a hint of that sentimentality such as Mussorgsky would have abjured. Pablo also returned to The Hallé in Manchester for the third time for the opening of the concert-season and made highly acclaimed debut with Residentie Orkest in The Hague which led to immediate re-invitation.
In his native Spain, Pablo is in high demand and enjoys fruitful relationships with Galicia Symphony Orchestra, City of Granada Orchestra and Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra amongst many others. Beyond Spain, distinguished highlights of the recent seasons include collaborations with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Warsaw Philharmonic, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and NHK Symphony Orchestra.
In winter 2018 Pablo conducted Opera Tosca production in Oviedo. Additional distinguished recent opera highlights include conducting Don Giovanni and L’elisir d’amore for two successful Glyndebourne tours; Carmen in San Sebastian; a double-bill of Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine and Montsalvatge’s Una Voce in Off, as well as Die Zauberflöte, Strauss’ Daphne and Wagner’s Rienzi (in concert) at Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, and Don Giovanni and Madama Butterfly for Opera de Oviedo.
Pablo is very active in the recording studio and in September ’16 he released for Naxos 3 volumes of orchestral works by Enrique Granados with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Autumn 2017 has seen the release of Bizet’s Carmen and L’Arlesienne suites which Pablo also recorded with Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Further releases include Prokofiev’s The Prodigal Son with SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg.
Pablo is a frequent collaborator of many distinguished soloists including Maxim Vengerov, Nikolai Lugansky, Javier Perianes, Khatia Buniatishvili, Beatrice Rana, Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Sol Gabetta, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Isabelle Faust, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Arcadi Volodos, Viktoria Mullova, Johannes Moser, Truls Mork and Viviane Hagner.
Born in Oviedo, Pablo studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and first captured international attention with his victories at the Donatella Flick and Cadaqués International Conducting competitions. Pablo has previously served as Music Director of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona I Nacional de Catalunya (10/15), as a Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra of the City of Granada and as an Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Ravel: Piano concerto for the left hand
Tailleferre: Ballade for piano and orchestra
Boulanger, N: Fantasy for piano and orchestra
Jean Françaix: Concerto for piano and orchestra
Releasd on SWR 2017
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie
Released on SWR 2013
Fantasie C major op. 131 for Violin and Orchestra
Violin Concerto in d minor
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
Lena Neudauer, violin
Released on SWR 2010