Maestro Gimenez confirmed to conduct the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in the Royal Albert Hall on May 15, 2016, for a Jose Carreras Gala Concert.
Born in Barcelona, David Giménez studied piano and composition at the Conservatori del Liceu in his hometown. Later on, he specialized in conducting at the Hochschulefür-Musik in Vienna with Karl Österreicher and at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Sir Colin Davis.
Since making his debut with the Hannover NDR Orchestra in 1994, he has appeared worldwide, leading the most prominent orchestras and soloists in venues like the Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Salle Pleyel, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, and at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. During his career, David Giménez has conducted orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the Philharmonia, Münchner Philharmoniker, Orchestre de Paris and Filarmonica della Scala. He has also appeared with soloists such as Yoyo Ma and Antonio Meneses. He is currently Principal Guest Conductor of the Bucarest Philharmonic Orchestra and Laureate Conductor of the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès in Barcelona.
Opera is an important part of Maestro Giménez’s performance schedule. He has performed a wide operatic repertoire at Teatro alla Scala, Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Zurich Opera, Berlin Deutsche Oper, Théâtre du Champs Elysées, Washington Opera, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Madrid’s Teatro Real and Sydney Opera House.
With an exceptional understanding of voice, David Giménez collaborates regularly with singers such as José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Diana Damrau, Kiri Te Kanawa, Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu or Bryn Terfel.
Recently David Giménez has appeared, among others, on the podiums of the Seoul Philharmonic, Prague Radio Orchestra, Bucharest Radio Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic and China National Opera House Orchestra. In his home country, Maestro Giménez conducted orchestras like Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Real Filarmonia and Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao. In the operatic field, he opened the 2013/14 season of the Barcelona Opera House (Gran Teatre del Liceu) with a series of tribute concerts to Giuseppe Verdi; followed by him being the musical director for the new opera El Juez, composed by Christian Kolonovits, which had its world première in Bilbao and the Erl Festival in Austria. Maestro Giménez also joined José Carreras, Placido Domingo and Roberto Alagna for different tours in Europe, Asia and South America. In addition, Maestro Giménez was on the jury of prestigious competitions such as the Voci Verdiane in Parma for singing, and Reina Sofia in Madrid for composition.
During the present season David Giménez will appear, among other things, on podiums with the Munich Symphony, Brucknerhaus Linz Symphony, Vienna Volksoper Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic, Istanbul State Symphony, Moscow City Symphony Orchestra and Bucharest Philharmonic. Important highlights also include a South America tour with José Carreras and new concert collaborations with artists such as Diana Damrau and Nicolas Testé. He will also make his debut at the new Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg with the opera El Juez.
Maestro David Giménez’s recordings include works for Decca, BMG Classics, Koch- Schwann, Erato and Discmedi.