As an internationally renowned symphonic and operatic conductor, Gustavo Dudamel is motivated by a profound belief in music’s power to unite and inspire. Currently serving as Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the impact of his leadership extends from the greatest concert stages to classrooms, cinemas and innovative digital platforms around the world.
Gustavo Dudamel has been featured three times on CBS’s 60 Minutes. He appeared on Sesame Street with Elmo, with Charlie Rose, Conan O’Brian, and on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Most recently, Gustavo had a cameo role in Amazon Studio’s award-winning series, Mozart in the Jungle, guest-conducted on the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and, together with members of YOLA, became the first classical musician to participate in the SuperBowl Half Time Show, appearing alongside pop stars Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. In 2017, he was the youngest-ever conductor to lead the Vienna Philharmonic’s famous New Year’s Day Concert, watched annually by over 60 million people in 90 countries.