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. Upcoming engagements include concerts with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Oxford Symphony, Radio Television Española, and Kristiansand Symphony, among others. She has also made guest conducting debuts with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia, the Filarmonica de Medellin, and Tulsa Opera. Lina was named the winner in the 2019 CSO Sir Georg Solti Conducting Competition and Apprenticeship which will give her the opportunity to be mentored by Maestro Ricardo Muti for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons, and attended the Conducting Institute seminar at Tanglewood this late summer. Her mentors include Ricardo Muti, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Bramwell Tovey, Marin Alsop, and Bernard Haitink.