Gustavo Gimeno is the Principal Percussionist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. Gustavo is also on the teaching faculty of the The Orchesterzentrum|NRW in Dortmund, which is a joint institution of the four German state Universities of Music in Cologne, Detmold, Düsseldorf and Essen. He was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, the European Comm Youth Orchestra, the Amsterdam Percussion Group, the Dutch contemporary music ensemble, and The Interval Chamber.
Also a keen chamber musician, Gustavo performs with the Katia & Marielle Labeque piano duo. As percussion duo (with Lorenzo Ferrandiz) they were awarded 2nd prize in the International Percussion Competition of Luxembourg, plus the Ady Mootzz and Honnert prizes for the best interpretations. They also performed the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam as finalists in the Vriendenkrans Concours. During the last seasons, the duo performed in England, Germany, Holland, Spain, France, Ukraina, Bielorussia, and Russia. Since 2001, Gustavo has taught at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and at the Musikene School of Music in the Basque Country, as well as at important conservatories like those of Minsk, Saint Petersburg and Moscow.