Gustavo Dudamel (1981-)
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The 18 greatest conductors of all time
8. Gustavo Dudamel (1981-)
Dudamel shot onto the international stage as a bright young thing in the early 2000s. He's the music director of both the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He's even conducted penguins on Sesame Street - beat that, Fritz Reiner.