Grant Gershon made his acclaimed LA Opera conducting debut leading La Traviata in 2009. He subsequently conducted the world premiere of Daniel Catan's Il Postino, as well as Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Madame Butterfly, Lee Holdridge's Dulce Rosa and Carmen. He made his Santa Fe Opera debut in 2010, conducting a new production of Vivaldi's Griselda. In 2007, he conducted the Minnesota Opera's world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's The Grapes of Wrath. A passionate champion of new music, he has led major premieres of works of John Adams, Steve Reich, Esa-Pekka Salonen, David Lang and Christopher Rouse among many others.
Since 2001, he has been Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, one of the world’s leading choral ensembles. With the Master Chorale, Mr. Gershon has recorded two CDs for Nonesuch Records and two CDs on the Decca label. In New York he has appeared on Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series and Carnegie Hall’s Making Music Series. Last season he led the Los Angeles Philharmonic in performances at Disney Hall and he conducted John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary at Ravinia. He also returned to Wolf Trap Opera, leading the National Symphony Orchestra in Bizet’s Carmen. This season, he will lead 12 performances at Disney Hall and will make his debuts with the Baltimore Symphony, the Orchestra Filharmonica di Torino and at Trinity Wall Street.