Born in Barcelona, David Giménez studied piano and composition at the Conservatori del in his hometown. Later on, he specialized in conducting at the Hochschulefur – Musikin Vienna with Karl Österreicher and at the Royal Academy of Music in Londonwith 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, Mȕnchner Philharmoniker, Orchestre de Paris and Filarmonica della Scala. He has also appeared with soloists such as Yoyo Ma and Antonio Meneses. He is currently the 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 now collaborates regularly with singers such as José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Kiri Te Kanawa, Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu and Bryn Terfel.
During this season David Giménez will appear, among others, on the podiums of the Seoul Philharmonic, Prague Radio Orchestra, Bucarest Radio Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic and China National Opera House Orchestra. In his home country, Maestro Giménez will conduct orchestras like Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Real Filarmonia and Orquesta Sinfуnica de Bilbao. In the operatic field, he will open the 2013/14 season of the Barcelona Opera House (Gran Teatre del Liceu) with a series of tribute concerts to Giuseppe Verdi; then he will be the musical director for the new opera El Juez, composed by Christian Kolonovits, which will have its world première in Bilbao and the Erl Festival in Austria. Maestro Giménez will also join José Carreras, Placido Domingo and Roberto Alagna for different tours in Europe, Asia and the USA. He will also participate in important summer Festivals such as Peralada and Jardins de Pedralbes in Barcelona. In addition, Maestro Giménez will be on the jury of prestigious competitions such as the Voci Verdiane in Parma for singing, and Reina Sofia in Madrid for composition.
Maestro David Giménez’s recordings include works for Decca, BMG Classics, Koch – Schwann, Erato and Discmedi.