Lina is the founder and Artistic Director of Unitas Ensemble. She is a staunch advocate for promoting the music of her native Colombia, as well as the works of composers and artists from throughout Latin America. Her work with Unitas earned her recognition as one of El Mundo Boston's "Latino 30 under 30" in 2016.
Praised for her "attention to orchestral colors" (OperaWire) and ability to create "lightning changes in tempo, meter and effect" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Lina Gonzalez-Granados has firmly established herself locally and abroad as a talented conductor of opera, classical, and contemporary music. Lina was recently appointed Conducting Fellow of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Seattle Symphony, commencing in the 2019-20 season. She recently concluded the 2017-19 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow, a prestigious position created by maestro Marin Alsop to foster the entrepreneurship and talent of female conductors.
She has also made guest conducting debuts with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia, the Filarmonica de Medellin, and Tulsa Opera. Lina was named the winner in the 2019 CSO Sir Georg Solti Conducting Competition and Apprenticeship which will give her the opportunity to be mentored by Maestro Ricardo Muti for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons, and attended the Conducting Institute seminar at Tanglewood this late summer. Her mentors include Bramwell Tovey, Marin Alsop, and Bernard Haitink
"Lina Gonzalez-Granados offered a textured reading of the score by paying close attention to orchestral colors and punctuating myriad details. There is no doubt that her efforts kept this show together. Her hand often peaked above the pit. Clear and emphatic gestures kept everyone on stage and below it in consonance"
- Freddy Dominguez for Operawire