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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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Filarmónica Joven de Colombia

Filarmónica Joven de Colombia
Colombia

July 2: Pereira, Teatro Santiago Londoño

July 3: Manizales, Teatro Fundadores

July 5: Cali, Teatro Municipal Enrique Buenaventura

July 6: Medellín, Teatro Metropólitano

July 9: Bucaramanga, Teatro Santander

July 11: Bogotá, Auditorio León de Greiff

Gabriela Ortiz, Kauyumari
Gustav Mahler, Rückert Lieder
Valeriano Lanchas, soloist
Rachmaninoff, Symphony N.2 in E minor, Opus 27

July 2-11, 2024
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Minnesota Orchestra

Parker Plays Gershwin
Minneapolis, MN

Orchestra Hall

August 2, 2024
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Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Summer Concert - Enigma Variations
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Konserthuset

August 8, 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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June 7, 2024

Texas Public Radio

‘My instrument is the orchestra’ — Colombian-born conductor discusses her path to the podium

Colombian American conductor Lina González-Granados has led orchestras all across the world, including the Orquestra Sinfónica de Puerto Rico, the Atlanta Symphony, the New World Symphony and, most recently, the San Antonio Philharmonic. Listen to her interview with TPR's Norma Martinez here.

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June 5, 2024

The Los Angeles Times

After the trauma of sexual assault comes the healing of ‘Fire and Blue Sky’ at L.A. Opera

The two-person song cycle co-stars mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel. The libretto is by poet Imani Tolliver, and the music is by Emmy Award-winning composer Joel Thompson, under the baton of conductor Lina González-Granados.

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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