Spanish conductor Pablo González is a highly articulate and intelligent musician with an intense musicality and an assured technique, resulting in concerts that are full of character and great artistic integrity. 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, including recordings and international tours as well as a full subscription series, Pablo appears as a guest throughout the world, frequently receiving immediate reinvitations.
Current projects see reinvitations to orchestras including Warsaw Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Orchestra della Swizzera Italiana, plus debut appearances with orchestras such as Malaysian Philharmonic, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden Baden & Freiburg and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Also active in opera, in autumn 2013 Pablo makes his UK operatic debut conducting L’elisir d’amore for Glyndebourne on Tour.
The 2012/13 season saw his US debut conducting the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, as well as returns to orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and a return to Japan to conduct the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. In 2011/12 Pablo González made acclaimed debuts with both the Netherlands Philharmonic in the Concertgebouw and with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan. Other recent appearances include Musikkcollegium Winterthur, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and several of the major Spanish orchestras including Orquesta Castilla y León, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada,and Real Filarmonia Galicia. He enjoys an ongoing relationship with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern with whom he appears regularly, and with whom has recorded two CDs, the first being a disc of works by Schumann for Hänssler Classics and the winner of a 2011 International Classical Music Award.
Other highlights include appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra in Madrid, Tonkunstler Orchestra in the Musikwerein, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Sinfonieorchester Basel and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.
In addition to L’elisir d’amore for Glyndebourne on Tour 2013, operatic work sees several appearances at Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, including a double bill of Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine and Montsalvatje’s Una Voce in Off and Madama Butterfly in Oviedo. Other recent work has included Carmen in San Sebastian, Don Giovanni with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias for Opera de Oviedo, Die Zauberflöte and Strauss’s Daphne and Wagner’s Rienzi (in concert) in Teatro del Liceu Barcelona.
Soloists with whom González has appeared include Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maxim Vengerov, Truls Mørk, Nicola Benedetti, Renaud Capuçon, Viviane Hagner, Viktoria Mullova, Alban Gerhardt, Violetta Urmana, Christopher Maltman and Florian Uhlig.
Born in 1975 in Oviedo, Pablo studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. A previous winner of the Donatella Flick Competition, he has held the positions of Associate Conductor with both the London Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra of the City of Granada. He was also the winner of the Eighth Cadaqués International Conducting Competition in 2006.