Everyone knows that music is that faithful friend that never fails, that is able to make you feel accompanied when it seemed impossible and bring a smile to your face when no one else can. That is why, all over the world, it has a large number of people who listen to it every day and this makes the professionals who are dedicated to it enjoy international recognition. One of the most outstanding names in this sense is Gustavo Dudamel. Born January 29, 1981 in Barquisimeto, he is a Venezuelan musician, composer and orchestra conductor who leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra.
Precisely because of the relevance of his career in the world of music is why, over the years, we have been able to receive a lot of information regarding his professional life. However, it is not so much what we know about his personal and love life. Therefore, from The Look we have prepared this article, which will help you to know who his current wife is and why she drove Mario Casas crazy.
Who is Gustavo Dudamel?
Before talking about more intimate aspects of his life, let's first take a look at his early years. Since Gustavo was very young, he began to show a great interest in music. So much so that, when he was only 10 years old, he began to give violin lessons in the music program 'El Sistema'.
In 1995 he decided to start studying conducting with Rodolfo Saglimbeni. A few years later, in 1999, Dudamel was appointed musical director of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra program, studying with the founder of 'El Sistema', José Antonio Abreu.
Gustavo Dudamel's successful musical career
After winning the inaugural Bamberger Symphoniker Gustav Mahler competition, he became a highly sought-after orchestra and opera conductor. Thanks to this, he worked with ensembles such as the Chicago Symphony, the Birmingham City Symphony or the New York Philharmonic, among others.
He was later hired by Deutsche Grammophon and released his first recording, Beethoven Symphonies No. 5 and 7. His appointment as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic gave Dudamel the honor of being the first conductor under the age of 30 to conduct a major orchestra. Gustavo has now signed on with the New York Philharmonic, where he will start after the 2024/2025 season.
This is Gustavo Dudamel's wife, who drove Mario Casas crazy.
Returning to more personal aspects of his life, in 2013, during the filming of the movie 'Libertador', the Venezuelan director met the actress Maria Valverde. It was not until early 2016 when they began a relationship, but since then they have always been idyllically in love. Before him, she had been in a four-year relationship with Mario Casas.
So much was their happiness that they both decided to take their partnership a step further and got married in February 2017 in Las Vegas. Six years have passed since the moment of the 'yes, I do' and they still continue to demonstrate the great love they feel for each other.