Toronto Symphony Orchestra Extend Contract of Gustavo Gimeno

By David Salazar

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has announced that Gustavo Gimeno’s contract was being extended throughout 2030.

The conductor is the 10th music director in the company’s history, kicking off his tenure back in 2020-21.

“It is my extreme pleasure to continue to lead this wonderfully refined Orchestra,” said Gimeno in an official press statement. “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.”

He previously held the position of music director with the Orchestre Philarmonique du Luxembourg from 2015 and is set to become the Music Director of the Teatro Real de Madrid in 2025-26; he is currently Music Director Designate with the company. He has also conducted at such companies as the Gran Teatre del Liceu and Palau de les Arts, as well as the Staatskapelle Berlin and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.