Gustavo Dudamel

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Birthday
26, 1981
Birthplace
Venezuela
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1981 (age 37)
Birthplace
Venezuela

About

Venezuelan classical composer who became the music director for the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2009. He was also the music director for the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar.

Before Fame

He became interested in composing after first learning to play the violin at age 10. He was educated by the renowned Venezuelan musical education program El Sistema.

Trivia

He earned a Best Orchestral Performance Grammy Award in 2012 for Brahms Symphony No.4.

Family Life

He was born to a trombonist and a voice teacher. He married Eloisa Maturen in 2006. The couple had a son named Martin.

Associated With

He carried on the legacy of such great musicians as Larry Bunker when he became conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.