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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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LA Opera

Lucia di Lammermoor
Los Angeles, California

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

September 17–October 9, 2022
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Orchestre Metropolitain

Latin Waves
Montreal, Canada

Multiple Venues

November 3-6, 2022
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Pasadena Symphony

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Los Angeles, California

Ambassador Auditorium

November 12, 2022
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“González-Granados delivered clean, efficient performances... and demonstrated a feel for theatrical flair.”

– Chicago Sun-Times

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Feature
September 29, 2022

NBC LA

LA Opera's First Latin Conductor

Lina Gonzalez-Granados is LA Opera’s first latina conductor. The Colombian born woman is the first latina to lead a major opera in the u.s. Angie Crouch reports for the NBC4 News on Sept. 29, 2022.

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Acclaim
September 27, 2022

Daily Trojan

González-Granados makes an electric debut

As Lina González-Granados made her way through the pit to the podium at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion last Saturday, the audience buzzed with an especially welcoming and animated applause. Appointed the Resident Conductor of the LA Opera last September, the evening was her debut appearance with the company, an opportunity to demonstrate the energy and presence she hopes to bring to the orchestra.

"Lucia di Lammermoor becomes indispensable, with tremendous modern-day relevance. González-Granados succeeds in leading a performance that expresses profound emotion, enhancing the cathartic effect of the opera."
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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