Music Director, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
As the conductor of orchestras from Tokyo to London, Kazushi Ono has stepped on to the podium in some of the world's most esteemed concert halls. But his debut as music director of the Barcelona Symphony in 2015 was unlike anything he had ever experienced.
His first concert leading the orchestra was held in the city's most famous monument, the Sagrada Familia, and it would be the first time a full orchestra had ever performed inside Antoni Gaudí's unfinished cathedral. The maestro knew it was a must to select a musical program that would match the intensity of the storied architectural gem.