Gustavo Gimeno and Toronto Symphony extend Music Director contract
Gustavo Gimeno and Toronto Symphony Orchestra are delighted to announce that they will continue their partnership for another five years beyond the current agreement. Gimeno will remain at the helm of the orchestra through the 2029/30 season.
Gustavo Gimeno, whose tenure as the tenth Music Director of the TSO began in the 2020/21 season, has since led the orchestra through the pandemic and into its successful centennial celebration, overseen renewed community engagement, and sown the seeds for an ambitious program commissioning new works from emerging and established composers. “It is my extreme pleasure to continue to lead this wonderfully refined orchestra,” said Gimeno. “The special bond that the musicians and I share, and the incredible audiences here in Toronto, have only deepened my love of this great city. I am honoured to be able to guide this remarkable ensemble into the future.”
“I am thrilled that the strong partnership Gustavo and I have developed as the artistic and administrative leaders of this exceptional orchestra will continue through the end of the decade,” said Mark Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Symphony Orchestra. “Our creative alignment and collaboration are serving this great institution and vibrant city. I deeply respect the boldness of Gustavo’s vision for the TSO, and am honoured to support it.”
Catherine Beck, Chair of the TSO Board of Directors, looks forward to the extended partnership: “This is a great day for the Toronto Symphony and our community. The musicians adore Gustavo, and their musicianship has never been stronger. We are very happy to make this announcement as we shape the next 100 years of this world-class cultural institution.”
“Since the orchestra’s first encounter with Maestro Gimeno, it was evident that he possessed the ability to help us explore our artistic potential in remarkable ways,” said Jonathan Crow, TSO Concertmaster. “Under his baton, my fellow musicians and I have never felt more confident in our abilities or prouder of our performances. We welcome the opportunity to benefit from Gustavo’s talent, charisma, and supreme professionalism for many more years to come.”