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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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Sarasota Orchestra

Luminous Colors
Sarasota, Florida

Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center

December 2-4, 2022
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Seattle Symphony

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Seattle, Washington

Benaroya Hall

January 5, 7, 8, 2023
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North Carolina Symphony

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Raleigh, North Carolina

Meymandi Concert Hall

January 27-29, 2023
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“González-Granados delivered clean, efficient performances... and demonstrated a feel for theatrical flair.”

– Chicago Sun-Times

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November 2, 2022

Los Angeles Times

Meet LA Vanguardia: The Latino innovators, instigators and power players breaking through barriers

Lina Gonzalez-Granados joined L.A. Opera as its new resident conductor in September, opening its season with a bold production of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” winning over audiences with a robust, fluid conducting style.

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October 7, 2022

Los Angeles Times

Meet Lina González-Granados, L.A. Opera’s new resident conductor

In a concert hall in downtown Los Angeles on a recent Saturday evening, classical music fans applauded a superstar Latin American conductor with pride and enthusiasm. It wasn’t L.A.’s familiar Venezuelan with tightly coiled salt and pepper curls onstage, but rather a newer face in town — a Colombian American with smooth, shiny brown hair slicked back into a bouncy ponytail.

"When González-Granados conducts, it’s as if the music is alive inside her body, flowing through her arms, dancing with all the right steps."
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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