Conductor Linus Lerner is praised for the charisma and passionate energy that he brings to his performances.
Equally at home on the symphonic podium or in the opera pit, Lerner has conducted in the US, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Spain, South Korea and Turkey.
He is the artistic director for the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra in Tucson, the Symphony Orchestra of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil, the Gramado in Concert International Music Festival in Brazil, and the San Luis Opera Festival and Linus Lerner International Voice Competition in Mexico.
As an educator, Maestro Lerner has worked with various professional and community orchestras and choruses, singers and conductors, and was a major advisor with Plácido Domingo and Yo-Yo Ma for El Sistema ‘La Esperanza Azteca’ in Mexico where he taught most of the conductors.
Lerner has also sung with various opera companies and orchestras in the US, Brazil and Europe, and has been awarded prizes in voice competitions.