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"A show of raw power, an aural force to glue you to your seat.”

Mark Swed, LA Times

Praised for her “rich, heartfelt orchestral sound” (Chicago Sun-Times), “rhythmic vitality” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “raw power” (LA Times), Colombian-American Lina Gonzalez-Granados has distinguished herself nationally and internationally as a singularly-talented young conductor. Her powerful interpretations of the symphonic and operatic repertoire, as well as her dedication to highlighting new and unknown works by Latin-American composers, have earned her international recognition, most recently as the recipient of the 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the Third Prize and ECHO Special Award (European Concert Hall Organization) of La Maestra Competition, as well as the 2020 and 2021 Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award.

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Praised for her “rich, heartfelt orchestral sound” (Chicago Sun-Times), “rhythmic vitality” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “raw power” (LA Times), Colombian-American Lina Gonzalez-Granados has distinguished herself nationally and internationally as a singularly-talented young conductor. Her powerful interpretations of the symphonic and operatic repertoire, as well as her dedication to highlighting new and unknown works by Latin-American composers, have earned her international recognition, most recently as the recipient of the 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the Third Prize and ECHO Special Award (European Concert Hall Organization) of La Maestra Competition, as well as the 2020 and 2021 Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award.

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Upcoming Performances

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New World Symphony

Concerto Showcase
Miami Beach, Flordia

New World Center, Michael Tilson Thomas Performance Hall

April 13 & 14, 2024
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Charleston Symphony Orchestra - Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony with Grieg’s Piano Concerto

Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony
Charleston, South Carolina

Gaillard Center

April 19 - 20, 2024
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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Symphony Hall

April 25 - 26, 2024
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“González-Granados delivered clean, efficient performances... and demonstrated a feel for theatrical flair.”

– Chicago Sun-Times

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Acclaim
February 1, 2024

Opera Magazine

El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego Review

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo came to California for the first time in 1930. They arrived in San Francisco, where Rivera was commissioned to paint the epic mural Allegory of California, and stayed for 18 months. Kahlo, who had started painting only a few years earlier, participated in her first show during that trip. Almost 100 years later, the famous couple has returned to California- this time as characters in a new opera.

[González-Granados] gave Frank's score even more shape and shimmer than it had at its premiere.
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Feature
November 28, 2023

LA Times

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera reunite on Day of the Dead at L.A. Opera’s latest production

Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera meet again in the infraworld fantasy of “El último sueño de Frida y Diego” at L.A. Opera. Composed by Latin Grammy winner Gabriela Lena Frank, with the libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, “El último sueño de Frida y Diego” reimagines the final moments between the turbulent pair across different planes.

“It’s so important to tell the stories of Latinos on a main stage. ... There is richness and vastness in our stories,” said Lina González-Granados, L.A. Opera’s resident conductor. “Even if opera has been a Eurocentric experiment that has come to our countries, we have made it ours. Opera is ours.”
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"Lina Gonzalez-Granados offered a textured reading of the score by paying close attention to orchestral colors and punctuating myriad details…Her hand often peaked above the pit. Clear and emphatic gestures kept everyone on stage and below it in consonance"

– Freddy Dominguez, Operawire