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Intermusica represent Giancarlo Guerrero in Europe

Manager:
Jessica Ford

Assistant to Artist Managers:
Victoria Ford

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Giancarlo Guerrero

Conductor

“Giancarlo Guerrero excels at large-scale orchestral showpieces, and he was clearly in his element with this massive 50-minute work (The Planets). The slow, relentless buildup to a full crescendo in Mars was masterfully achieved, the climaxes delivered with brutal force.

Guerrero and the orchestra brought Holst's instrumental colors vividly to life, the transparent variety of dynamics wonderfully clear.”
Miami Herald


Giancarlo Guerrero is the Music Director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and concurrently holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra’s prestigious Miami Residency. Giancarlo Guerrero has led the Nashville Symphony to several Grammy wins in consecutive years with the recording of American composer Joseph Schwantner’s Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra and with Michael Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony and Deus Ex Machina which won three Grammy Awards in 2011, including the category of Best Orchestral Performance. An advocate of new music and contemporary composers, Guerrero has collaborated with and championed the works of several of America’s most respected composers, including John Adams, John Corigliano, Osvaldo Golijov, Jennifer Higdon, Michael Daugherty, Roberto Sierra, and Richard Danielpour. Recordings of music by Richard Danielpour and Roberto Sierra were released in the last season on Naxos, along with Bela Fleck’s Banjo Concerto, again with the Nashville Symphony on Deutsche Gramophon.

An instinctive musician, Giancarlo Guerrero is a warm and generous personality on stage. In the 2014/15 season he will return to the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, and will conduct for the first time the Residentie Orkest, Orchestre National de France, the Netherlands Philharmonic, and Tonkünstler Orchester.

In Europe, Giancarlo Guerrero has worked with great success with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

In recent seasons Guerrero has appeared with many of the major North American orchestras, including the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and National Symphony in Washington, DC. He has also appeared at several major US summer festivals including the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Festival.

An advocate for young musicians and music education, Mr. Guerrero now returns annually to Venezuela to conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and to work with young musicians in the country’s lauded El Sistema music programme. He is also a frequent guest conductor with the Sao Paulo SO.

Early in his career, Guerrero worked regularly with the Costa Rican Lyric Opera and in recent seasons has conducted new productions of Carmen, La bohème and Rigoletto. Future plans include productions at the Houston Grand Opera and Marseille Opera. In February 2008, he gave the Australian premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s one-act opera Ainadamar at the Adelaide Festival.

Giancarlo Guerrero is represented by Jessica Ford at Intermusica, jford@intermusica.co.uk.
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CONCERT REVIEWS

Cleveland Orchestra / Rodrigo, Respighi, Tchaikovsky & Rimsky-Korsakov
“[Guerrero] deftly blended and balanced Rodrigo’s piquant wind and string writing without overpowering his soloist. Rhythms were crisp and snappy, the unison violins sounded lustrous and brash trumpet interjections in the finale perked up the ears.”
Miami Herald, November 2014

Nashville Symphony / Rachmaninov
“Guerrero and the NSO concluded with the composer’s Symphony No. 2, a sprawling, plush carpet of a piece that boasts some of Rachmaninoff’s most memorable melodies. The strings were utterly ravishing, especially in the lustrous third-movement adagio. English horn, clarinet and French horn solos were also beautifully burnished.”
ArtsNash, October 2014

Grant Park Orchestra / Grant Park Music Festival / Danielpour, Saint-Saëns, Poulenc
“Guerrero led the orchestra in an alert accompaniment, nicely bringing out the lilting delicacy of the central Allegretto.

Guerrero led a polished and energetic performance of Poulenc’s confection with especially snappy trumpet playing in the ersatz Baroque of the opening Rondeau.”
Chicago Classical Review, July 2014

Nashville Symphony / Berlioz, Beethoven, Richard Strauss
“Guerrero…gave the music a colossal interpretation, leading the NSO in a performance notable for its rich expressiveness and gloriously transparent textures.”
ArtsNash, April 2014

Cleveland Orchestra (Miami Residency) / Dvorak, Wagner and Tchaikovsky
“Much of the credit belongs to conductor Giancarlo Guerrero… who brings to the podium not only vitality and insight but also an appealing physical dynamism.

With Guerrero, it wasn’t just the usual emotion and gusto that impressed. No, the performances… also boasted such Classical virtues as restraint, cohesion and clarity.”
The Plain Dealer, March 2014

Cleveland Orchestra (Miami Residency) / Mozart, Holst, Higdon
“Giancarlo Guerrero excels at large-scale orchestral showpieces, and he was clearly in his element with this massive 50-minute work (The Planets). The slow, relentless buildup to a full crescendo in Mars was masterfully achieved, the climaxes delivered with brutal force.

Guerrero and the orchestra brought Holst's instrumental colors vividly to life, the transparent variety of dynamics wonderfully clear.”
Miami Herald, March 2014

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra / Buxtehude, Tchaikovsky & Jongen
“Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero urged the orchestra to heights of Stokowskian splendour, but did not neglect textural subtleties in more subdued moments.

At the other end of the programme, Guerrero went all out for high-tensile drama in Tchaikovsky's Pathetique Symphony.”
New Zealand Herald, July 2013

Toronto Symphony Orchestra / Tchaikovsky & Rimsky-Korsakov
“The Toronto Symphony players, who have reached a new level of fine playing over the course of this season, were flawless. And what made the music compellingly human was the nuance Guerrero managed to tease out in the process.”
The Toronto Star, May 2013

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RECORDING REVIEWS

Joseph Schwantner / Percussion Concerto / Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Christopher Lamb
“The performances by the Nashville Symphony under Giancarlo Guerrero are as brilliant and exuberant as the music itself, and are very well recorded. Naxos, which happens to be located in Nashville, has a lot to be proud of with this one.”
ClassicsToday.com, February 2012

“Lamb, the Nashville Symphony and Guerrero give [...] immaculate performances in all three works [...] this is Guerrero's third CD for Naxos, but his previous recordings, both conducting the Nashville, were memorable and warmly received”
MusicWeb International.com, February 2012

“The Nashville Symphony, conducted by its music director, Giancarlo Guerreo, plays the music as if it owns it, stepping up to give performances befitting the greatest orchestras in the world. The recording is rich and lucidly detailed”
Fanfare, November 2011

“Music director Giancarlo Guerrero and the symphony provided polished and atmospheric accompaniment in all three movements [... they] play the piece with brilliance and flair”
Nashville Scene, June 2011

Micheal Daugherty / Metropolis Symphony / Nashville Symphony Orchestra
“The Metropolis Symphony is a big burly phantasmagoric romp of a symphony. That it was inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of Superman’s arrival in the pages of DC Comics is consistent with the work’s riotous primary colours and indefatigable rowdy energy.

“Daugherty must be very pleased with this disc which also draws attention to a name new to me: Giancarlo Guerrero. Watch out for more from him and from Daugherty”.
MusicWeb International.com, Sept 2009

“It's terrifically entertaining, and this new recording is every bit as fine as the premiere from David Zinman on Argo. The Nashville Symphony plays with the necessary brilliance, and conductor Giancarlo Guerrero turns in an interpretation just as vivid as its predecessor, timing out within a few seconds in just about every movement”.
ClassicsToday.com, Nov 2009

 

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