Conducting Fellow Lina Gonzalez-Granados Awarded Solti Conducting Apprenticeship

Seattle Symphony Conducting Fellow Lina Gonzalez-Granados was selected as the winner of the Fourth International Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprenticeship.

By Dinah Lu

Lina Gonzalez-Granados, currently Conducting Fellow at the Seattle Symphony, has been selected as the winner of the Fourth International Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprenticeship. The bi-annual competition for the coveted apprenticeship was developed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to create opportunities for early career conductors, an effort spearheaded by CSO Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti.

As the Solti Apprentice, Gonzalez-Granados will spend several weeks each season over the course of two years to study and train with Music Director Muti. For the duration of her apprenticeship from February 2020 through June 2021, Gonzalez-Granados will also participate in the CSO’s education and community programs as well as work with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

In addition to her conducting fellowship with the Seattle Symphony, Gonzalez-Granados is also currently Philadelphia Orchestra’s Conducting Fellow. She recently completed a term as a Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow under Marin Alsop, and was previously assistant conductor for the Chicago and Nashville Symphonies.

Gonzalez-Granados has made her guest conducting debut with the Orquesta SinfoĢnica de Colombia. In 2014, she founded Unitas Ensemble, a chamber orchestra specializing in Latin American music. Hailing from Colombia, Gonzalez-Granados received her master's degree in Conducting and Graduate Diploma in Choral Conducting from New England Conservatory. She has studied with Bramwell Tovey, Stefan Asbury, Erica Washburn and Charles Peltz. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Orchestral Conducting at Boston University.

Lina Gonzalez-Granados will be conducting a variety of Education and Community Engagement concerts with the Seattle Symphony this season including the Wonder Women Family Concert on February 22, 2020. Gonzalez-Granados will also lead the [untitled] 2 concert on February 28, 2020 alongside Douglas F. King Associate Conductor Lee Mills. [untitled] 2 features the work of contemporary Latin American composers – with two world premieres and two U.S. premieres – on February 28, 2020 at Benaroya Hall.

Posted on November 13, 2019