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Maestro Linus Lerner is praised for the charisma and passionate energy he brings to his musical performances, inspiring artists and audience. Also at home on either the symphony podium or the operatic pit, Lerner has conducted in the United States, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Spain, South Korea, Turkey and Russia .

Some of Maestro Lerner’s recent performances include: Opera of the Greek Theater of Tindari (Italy), Berliner Camerata and Philharmonic Orchestra of Leipzig (Germany); Plovdiv Opera, Sliven Symphony Orchestra, Vidin Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Sinfonietta and Sofia Philharmonic (Bulgaria); Torun Symphony Orchestra (Poland); Orchestra of the Mussorvksy Conservatory (Russia); National Symphony Orchestra of Panama (Panama); Korea Peace Orchestra (South Korea); Orchestra of the Fondi Music Festival and Arezzo Symphony Orchestra (Italy); Antalya Symphony Orchestra (Turkey); Tsingtao Symphony Orchestra, Hunan Symphony Orchestra, Fuzhou Symphony Orchestra and National Orchestra of Film and Radio (China); Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Texas Festival Orchestra and Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra; Acapulco Philharmonic Orchestra, San Luis Opera Festival Orchestra and Michoacan Symphony Orchestra (Mexico); Orchestra of the National Congress (Paraguay); Pernambuco University Opera Studio, Gramado Symphony Orchestra, Caxias do Sul University Symphony Orchestra, Goiânia Symphony Orchestra and Peace Theater Symphony Orchestra (Brazil).

Lerner is currently Artistic Director and Conductor of SASO: Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra (USA); OSRN: Rio Grande do Norte Symphony Orchestra and OSG: Gramado Symphony Orchestra (Brazil); Gramado in Concert International Music Festival (Brazil); and the San Luis Potosi Opera Festival and the International Voice Competition Linus Lerner (Mexico). He also serves as conductor of Round Top Festival Hill (USA), one of the most important music festivals in the United States.

With SASO, Lerner recently recorded a CD (released by NAXOS) of viola concerts by Amanda Harberg and Max Wolpert and also a CD of the contemporary composers of the city of Tucson. With OSRN, he recorded a CD with the music of Brazilian composer Tonheca Dantas and his “Carmina Burana” won the title of “Best Performance of the Year”. Other recording credits include Four CDs with the Reveille group and a CD with Bayou City Performing arts from Houston. This May, 2019, Maestro Linus will be recording a CD under the Meridian label, with the Royal Philharmonic of London, one of the best orchestras in the world.

Maestro Lerner also worked as a teacher and preparer for various orchestras and choirs and worked for El Sistema “La Esperanza Azteca” in Mexico, where he taught more than 100 teachers. Before his full dedication to the regency, Lerner also sang with various opera companies and orchestras in the USA, Brazil and Europe and received several awards in different voice competitions.

Some important recognitions and honors received by Maestro Linus Lerner are: the Ohtli Medal (the highest award of the Mexican government) because of his work for the development of the opera in Mexico; the Djalma Marinho Medal and the Alberto Maranhão medal for his work with OSRN as well as the key to the city of the mayor of Tucson for his work in the musical community of that city.

Lerner received his Doctor of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Arizona, his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Florida State University, his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati and his Bachelor of Music in choir direction of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.