Conductor and Soloist
Uruguayan born and studying Violin at the Royal College of Music, Gonzalo has led many orchestras in the UK, Belgium, Spain, Norway and Australia. After studying with Zakhar Bron in 1989, Gonzalo joined English National Opera as Co-Leader.
A Recitalist and Chamber Musician, his Piano Trio has recorded Arensky and Hurlestone. A teacher and orchestral tutor at the Junior RCM and now at Junior Guildhall School, Gonzalo also coaches youth orchestras and Conservatoire String Ensembles.
Conducting appearances include Assistant Conductor of the English Schools Orchestra and was called at short notice to conduct West Side Story at St John’s. Gonzalo has conducted both Junior RCM Sinfonia and Symphony Orchestras, the Kent Youth Orchestra and the London Repertoire Orchestra regularly. In 2016 Gonzalo won First Prize in the London Conducting Masterclass. He is Music Director of Grimsdyke Opera putting on a different Gilbert and Sullivan operetta each month at Gilbert’s house.
Having left English National Opera after 30 years, Gonzalo is now Head of Strings at Wycombe Abbey School and concentrates on solo work and teaching, as well as, conducting the Enfield Youth Symphony Orchestra, Abbots Langley Orchestra and Winchmore String Orchestra.