Lina Gonzalez-Granados

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced that American-Colombian conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados has been named the fourth Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice. Lina Gonzalez-Granados currently holds conducting fellowships with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony, and she recently completed her term as a Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow under the guidance of Marin Alsop.

As part of the conducting apprenticeship, beginning in February 2020 and continuing through June 2021, Gonzalez-Granados will spend several weeks each season studying with and assisting Music Director Riccardo Muti in Chicago during his residencies with the CSO. Additionally, she will have engagements with the CSO’s education and community programs produced by the Negaunee Music Institute, including engagements with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

Lina Gonzalez will be one of the 12 candidates of the first Conducting competition for women in Paris, La Maestra, in March 2020.

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