artistic director, Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon is the Kiki & David Gindler artistic director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and also serves as resident conductor of LA Opera. The Los Angeles Times declares that the Chorale “has become the most exciting chorus in the country under Grant Gershon” and Opera News proclaims him “a first-rate conductor.” With the Chorale, he has led more than 100 performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, including virtually all of the major works in the choral repertoire. A champion of new music as well, Gershon has led world premiere performances of works by John Adams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, David Lang, Louis Andriessen, Christopher Rouse, Steve Reich, Morten Lauridsen, Ricky Ian Gordon, Gabriela Lena Frank and Chinary Ung, among others. His discography includes two Grammy Award-nominated recordings: Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic Special Editions) and Ligeti’s Grand Macabre (Sony Classical); five CDs with the Chorale: Glass-Salonen (RCM); You Are (Variations) (Nonesuch); Daniel Variations (Nonesuch); A Good Understanding (Decca); and Miserere (Decca), and a digital recording of signature a cappella works of the Chorale.
In the 2014-15 season, Gershon conducts the LA Master Chorale in 14 performances at Disney Hall. In April, he appears with the Baltimore Symphony and at New York’s historic Trinity Wall Street. In May, he makes his debut with the prestigious Coro e Orchestra Del Teatro Regio Di Torino in Turin, Italy, to conduct the world premiere of James Newton’s St. Matthew Passion.
In New York, Gershon has appeared at Carnegie Hall, on the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center, and on the Making Music series at Zankel Hall. He has also appeared at the Ravinia, Aspen, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Salzburg and Vienna festivals.
Gershon was named Outstanding Alumnus of the USC Thornton School of Music and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Thornton School and the Board of Directors of Chorus America.
For more information, please visit the LA Master Chorale website.