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2017 Fellow

Lina Gonzalez Granados

Praised for her “geniality” 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 diverse and talented conductor. Her work as Artistic Director of Unitas Ensemble earned her recognition as one of the “Latino 30 Under 30” by El Mundo Newspaper in 2016. She will be releasing her debut album, “Estaciones”, alongside the Latin Grammy-winning Cuarteto Latinoamericano, in January 2018 on the Urtext Digital Classics label.

Lina was recently appointed the 2017-19 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow, a position created by Marin Alsop to foster the entrepreneurship and talent of female conductors. She has worked with the Dallas Opera, Nashville Symphony, Odyssey Opera, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. Upcoming engagements include debuts with the Sinfonica Nacional de Colombia, the Filarmonica de Medellin, and Santa Fe Pro Musica. Lina will also be engaged in the summer of 2018 as Assistant Conductor with the Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival.

Born and raised in Cali, Colombia, Gonzalez-Granados made her conducting debut in 2008 with the Youth Orchestra of Bellas Artes in Cali. In 2010, she became Assistant Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, which included several tours to Mexico and the release of their debut recording “Mi Alma Mexicana.” She also served as Assistant conductor and faculty of the Filarmonica Joven de Colombia for their summer tour, “La Consagracion,” in 2015.

In April 2017, Lina was selected as one of 16 finalists from around the world to participate in the prestigious masterclass of the Lucerne Festival led by Maestro Bernard Haitink. Summer and Masterclass programs include the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music with Marin Alsop and James Ross. She has also appeared in masterclasses with Kenneth Kiesler, Andrés Orozco Estrada, Neil Varon, Frank Battisti, Roselin Pabon, among others.

Lina graduated with honors with her Master’s degree in Conducting from New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Charles Peltz in May 2014, and with a Graduate Diploma in Choral Conducting in May 2015 with Erica Washburn. Lina is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Orchestral conducting at Boston University with Bramwell Tovey.