Welcome to the website of Colombian Conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados
UNITAS ENSEMBLE Founder and Artistic Director
Sir George Solti Conducting Apprentice of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conducting Fellow of the Philadelphia Orchestra
Seattle Symphony Conducting Fellow
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 a finalist in the 2019 Sir George Solti Conducting Competition, 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