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 distinguished herself nationally and internationally as a talented young conductor of the symphonic and operatic repertoire. Her spirited interpretations of the orchestral repertoire, as well as her dedication to highlighting new and unknown works by Latin-American composers, has earned her international recognition, most recently as the recipient of the 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the Third Prize and ECHO Special Award (European Concert Hall Orchestra Association) of La Maestra Competition, and the 2020 Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award. Lina was the winner of the Fourth Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition, and became the new Solti Conducting Apprentice under the guidance of Maestro Riccardo Muti, starting in February 2020 and continuing through June 2022. She also holds positions as Conducting Fellow with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony. The 2020-21 season will include debuts with OSPA, Kristiansand Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, San Antonio Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Hawaii Symphony. Recent appearances include performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, Tulsa Opera, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia, and Filarmónica de Medellín.