The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has named LINA GONZALEZ-GRANADOS as its new Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice. As part of the apprenticeship, which runs February 2020 through June 2021, Gonzalez-Granados will spend several weeks each season studying with and assisting CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti at the CSO. Additionally, she will have engagements with the CSO’s education and community programs produced by the Negaunee Music Institute, including with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Gonzalez-Granados currently holds conducting fellowships with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony, and she recently completed a Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship under the guidance of Marin Alsop. A native of Colombia, her recent and future appearances include the Tulsa Opera, San Diego Symphony, Stamford Symphony, San Francisco Conservatory, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia, Filarmonica de Medellin, and Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias in Spain. She has been the assistant conductor for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Colombia, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, and has worked as cover conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia, Nashville Symphony, and London Philharmonic.
Posted November 22, 2019