A frequent guest conductor across Europe, the United States, and Latin America, Angel Gil-Ordóñez holds the positions of music director and conductor of PostClassical Ensemble (PCE) in Washington, D.C. (which he co-founded with music historian Joseph Horowitz), principal guest conductor of New York’s Perspectives Ensemble, and music director of the Georgetown University Orchestra. He also serves as advisor for education and programming for Trinitate Philharmonia in León, Mexico.
Mr. Gil-Ordóñez is also a regular guest conductor at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine. In the United States, he has appeared with the American Composers Orchestra, Opera Colorado, Pacific Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and National Gallery Orchestra. Abroad, he has been heard with the Munich Philharmonic, the Solistes de Berne, at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, and the Bellas Artes National Theatre in Mexico City.
In the summer of 2000, he toured the major music festivals of Spain with the Valencia Symphony Orchestra in the Spanish premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. Former associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Spain, Gil-Ordóñez was born in Madrid (Spain). He worked closely with legendary conductor Sergiu Celibidache in Germany for more than six years, and also studied with Pierre Boulez and Iannis Xenakis in France.
A Naxos artist, Gil-Ordóñez has recorded 5 CDs, in addition to PCE’s Virgil Thomson, Copland, and Revueltas DVDs. In 2006, the King of Spain awarded Gil-Ordóñez the country’s highest civilian decoration, the Royal Order of Queen Isabella, for his work in advancing Spanish culture around the world, in particular for performing and teaching Spanish music in its cultural context. Gil-Ordóñez received a WAMMIE award in 2011 from the Washington Area Music Association in the category of best conductor. Gil-Ordóñez moved to the United States in 1994 and became an American citizen in 2009.
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