On December 1, 2011 the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec appointed Fabien Gabel as its Music Director for an initial four-year term beginning in September 2012. He will conduct twelve programs each season from 2013-2014 onwards and lead the orchestra on international tours.
Mr. Gabel first attracted international attention in 2004 when he won the prestigious Donatella Flick conducting competition in London, which gave him the opportunity to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra and subsequently led to his appointment as the orchestra’s assistant conductor for the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons. Since then, the LSO has engaged him regularly, and he has emerged as a leading conductor of his generation.
Mr. Gabel has forged an especially strong relationship with the Orchestre National de France, making his professional conducting debut there in 2003 and then appearing regularly thereafter. He has also appeared with the ONF on television with soprano Natalie Dessay, and recorded an award-winning disc for the Naïve label with mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux. ... read full bio