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As the orchestra played the Ninth Symphony’s final, soothing D-flat major chord, a tonality that all but evaporates into a mist of silence, one could hear a proverbial pin drop inside the Schermerhorn...His interpretation of Mahler’s last completed symphony (and de facto final testament) was spectacular from beginning to end...an unforgettable experience
— Nashville Scene | March 2, 2015
With a million facial expressions and body gestures, Guerrero is a trip to watch. But close your eyes and you’ll hear showmanship and accuracy both. Without chatting up the audience, he still exudes personality while keeping the focus on the music. SPAC should keep bringing him back regularly.
— Albany Times-Union | August 22, 2013
The Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, led by Giancarlo Guerrero, lashed out ferociously as Butterfly’s plight bore down on her. But the transparency, sweetness and poetry that Guerrero and the group brought Puccini’s lyricism were even more arresting.
— Houston Chronicle | January 24, 2015
Giancarlo Guerrero, principal guest conductor for the orchestra’s Miami residency, is an expert accompanist. He 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…Guerrero managed to bring out the poetry amid Respighi’s wide-screen panorama of orchestral colors.
— Miami Herald | November 2014
Giancarlo Guerrero, principal guest conductor of the Clevelanders’ Miami residency, excels at large-scale orchestral showpieces and he was clearly in his element with this massive 50-minute work.
— South Florida Classical Review | March 22, 2014
If you didn’t leave this orchestral riot feeling a little woozy, you probably missed something…Whether the BSO chose Giancarlo Guerrero to conduct [Adams’ “Harmonielehre],” or he chose it to conduct, the match seemed like an ideal fit. His all-over-the-podium energy communicated itself to the oversized orchestra, which coped heroically with minimalism’s piled-up rhythms and repetitions.
— Berkshire Eagle | August 8, 2016

Press Releases

December 6, 2016 -- Michael Daugherty's Tales Of Hemingway, American Gothic & Once Upon A Castle earns three GRAMMY® nominations for the Nashville Symphony, Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, cellist Zuill Bailey and the composer himself- LINK

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 Nashville Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero Signs Five-Year Contract Extension, Committing to the Orchestra Through 2024-25 Season - LINK