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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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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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Acclaim
September 20, 2022

Seen and Heard International

Tragedy in a present-day American town: Lucia di Lammermoor at LA Opera

In this LA Opera co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, the seventeenth-century Scottish setting of Lucia di Lammermoor, which is based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel, has been replaced by a kaleidoscopic vision of a present-day, depressed town in America’s rust belt.

"The new resident conductor, Lina González-Granados, formerly assistant conductor to Riccardo Muti at the Chicago Symphony, was in the pit and the LAO Orchestra was in good hands. The music sparkled, the singers were perfectly supported, and the tragic underpinnings of the famous score bristled."
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Acclaim
September 19, 2022

Classical Voice

L.A. Opera’s 'Lucia', Brilliantly Retold as an American Tragedy

For the season opener Lucia di Lammermoor, director Simon Stone set the seventeenth-century Scottish period piece in a present-day American Midwestern town fallen on hard times with drug and economic issues.

"L.A. Opera’s new resident conductor Lina González-Granados (born in Colombia) proves Mr. Porter right, turning Donizetti’s orchestral accompaniment into something taut and thrilling"
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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