Conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados has been praised for her “attention to orchestral colors” (OperaWire) and her ability to create “lightning changes in tempo, meter and effect” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). This talented young conductor of opera, classical, and contemporary music was appointed a conducting fellow of both the Philadelphia Orchestra and Seattle Symphony, beginning in the 2019- 2020 season. She recently concluded her work as a Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow (2017-2019), a prestigious position created by Maestro Marin Alsop for female conductors. Ms. Gonzalez-Granados has upcoming engagements scheduled with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Oxford Symphony, and Radio Television Española, among others. As winner of the 2019 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition and Apprenticeship, she will be mentored by Riccardo Muti through the 2020-2021 season. Previous mentors include Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Bramwell Tovey, Marin Alsop, and Bernard Haitink.