Program Books/Grant Gershon

Grant Gershon

Kiki & David Gind­ler Artistic Director

Hailed for his adventurous and bold artistic leadership, Grant Gershon celebrates his 23rd season with the Los Angeles Master Chorale this year, an ensemble he has transformed into the “best-by-far major chorus in America” (Los Angeles Times).

Gershon is committed to increasing representation in the choral repertoire, and in 2020 announced that the LAMC will reserve at least 50% of each future season for works by composers from historically excluded groups. In 2022, his leadership in the field of choral music garnered him Chorus America’s Korn Founders Award for his career-spanning leadership in the field of choral music. Also that year, Gershon and the LAMC received the Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance

In July of 2023, Gershon and the LAMC made a triumphant return to Germany’s famed Salzburg Festival with Music to Accompany a Departure (Heinrich Schütz), directed by Peter Sellars. About the performances, the Süddeutsche Zeitung declared “Everything is warmth, radiance, and emotion,” and the Augsburger Allgemein wrote “And what a choir! Flawless intonation…light-flooded transparency and an almost unearthly tonal richness.” During the current season, the LAMC will tour this groundbreaking production to Northern California, Chicago, and Toronto.

Gershon has performed at Carnegie Hall and Trinity Wall Street, and on the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center. He has appeared at the Ravinia, Aspen, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Salzburg, and Vienna festivals; led the South American premiere of LA Opera’s production of Il Postino in Chile; and performed with the Baltimore Symphony and the Coro e Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino in Turin.

In New York, Gershon has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and at the historic Trinity Wall Street. He has been featured on the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center and the Making Music series at Zankel Hall. Other major appearances include performances at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aries, the Barbican in London, and the Paris Philharmonie. He has also had the honor of working closely with legendary conductors including Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, James Conlon, Gustavo Dudamel, Zubin Mehta, Simon Rattle, and his mentor, Esa-Pekka Salonen.