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. He is praised for his “eloquent narrative thrust, elegant phrasing and solid understanding” (El País).
Pablo first captured international attention with his victories at the Donatella Flick and Cadaqués International Conducting competitions. From 2010 – 2015, he was Music Director of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona I Nacional de Catalunya. He has previously held the positions of Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra of the City of Granada and Associate Conductor with both the London and Bournemouth symphony orchestras.
Pablo’s forthcoming guest conducting highlights include appearances with Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, The Hallé, Helsinki Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Orchestre National de Lille and Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.
In the 2015/16 concert season, Pablo made acclaimed guest conducting debuts with the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln and The Hallé, both of which led to immediate re-invitations. Additional highlights of recent seasons include leading the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saabrücken Kaiserslautern, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchrestra of Wales, Warsaw Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liége and the Spanish National, Radio and Television and Kyoto symphony orchestras.
His 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 has worked with a number of high-profile soloists including Maxim Vengerov, Nikolai Lugansky, Javier Perianes, Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Isabelle Faust, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Arcadi Volodos, Viktoria Mullova, Johannes Moser, Truls Mork and Viviane Hagner.
Pablo is also very active in the recording studio, having recently released a 3-disc Naxos portrait of Granados recorded with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Future releases include Prokofiev’s The Prodigal Son with SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, and a project with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, with whom he enjoys an ongoing collaboration. His Schumann recording with Lena Neudauer and the DRP was awarded the prestigious International Classical Music Award.
Born in Oviedo, Pablo studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.