Words matter. These are the best Gustavo Dudamel Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
My relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra brought me many times to London and I will always reflect positively on that early period of development with them – their patience, their warmth, their dedication.
Los Angeles is a very special city. It’s a great ethnic mix, a great cultural mix.
It’s a small city where I have a lot of time to think. The orchestra and I have had a chance to connect very well in this time. I think of all the millions of people in Los Angles. There aren’t that many millions of people in all of Sweden.
I think the atmosphere of a Prom concert can change your life, in the best way. It’s so deep, the feeling you have there. The audience is so close, and there are so many of them, that you feel they are almost embracing you.
With an orchestra you are building citizens, better citizens for the community.
I have eaten very well in Los Angeles. Marvelously!
I love to travel, but sometimes it’s nice to stay in one place.
We have to go and show these people what classical music is. We say sometimes that classical music has a small audience, but it’s because people don’t have the chance to be closer to it.
Going to a concert can sometimes be very difficult. It can be a long journey. There’s the ticket prices. But when the music goes to the community – not the community coming to the concert – they say, ‘Wow! I didn’t know that this music was so amazing!’
Recently, I went to a disco with friends, and all the young people were saying, ‘Dudamel, we want to go to your concert, but it’s impossible because it’s sold out.’ It’s really amazing.
I live day by day.
I set out to create a means whereby music could be a way of vindicating the rights of the masses.
It’s not that people don’t like classical music. It’s that they don’t have the chance to understand and to experience it.
It’s a physical challenge. It’s a spiritual challenge. I’m studying almost every day a different symphony, not returning to any one for a week.
For me, Venezuela is very important, not just because it’s a place I go to conduct, but because my family is there – my wife, my parents and my musical family.
Of course, we also have to play in concert halls. This is our dream when you are a musician – to play in a good, comfortable hall with a wonderful acoustic.
People say that having three orchestras is a crazy life, but it’s better because you have three families. I want to have my own kids very soon. In future, I still want to conduct a lot, but less, to be with my family.
I wanted to play my violin and have my musical expression through the instrument. But then I was really young when I had my first opportunity to conduct.
Classical music in Venezuela is now something like a pop concert. You can see people screaming or crying because they don’t have a ticket.