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Gustavo Dudamel

Gustavo Adolfo Dudamel Ramirez is a Venezuelan conductor. At age 27, he is presently the principal conductor of Sweden's Gothenburg Symphony, and in September of 2009 he will become the new leader of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has been described by the New York Times as "one of the hottest and youngest conducting properties around." [*]


Dudamel was born in Barquisimeto in the state of Lara. He studied music from an early age, becoming involved with El Sistema, the famous Venezuelan musical education program, and took up the violin at age ten. He soon began to study composition. He ...

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