Keri-Lynn Wilson Conductor

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Keri-Lynn Wilson is the founding conductor and music director of the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra. Of partial Ukrainian descent, she was raised in Canada, where she studied flute, piano, and violin. While still a student at Juilliard, she assisted Claudio Abbado at the Salzburg Festival, and won a fellowship from the Tanglewood Music Center. Upon graduating from Juilliard with a masters both in flute and conducting, she was named the Associate Conductor at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Her operatic highlights include Carmen at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and La Traviata at the Wiener Staatsoper, La Traviata, Madama Butterfly and The BArber of Seville at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Madama Butterfly at the Deutsche Oper, La Fanciulla del West and Aïda at the English National Opera, The Flying Dutchman, Carmina Burana, Boris Godunov, and Carmen at the Polish National Opera, Faust at the Washington National Opera, Madama Butterfly and Tosca at the Canadian Opera Company. She was the first female conductor to lead an opera at the Arena di Verona, the New National Theatre in Tokyo, and the Opera di Roma.

Keri-Lynn Wilson has conducted, among other orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the San Francisco Symphony, the Wiener Kammerorchester, the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz, the Russian National Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonia, the RAI Symphony Orchestra, the Salzburg Mozarteum and the NHK Symphony.

In the 2022-23 season, she has conducted La Traviata at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Salomé at Houston Grand Opera, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Metropolitan Opera New York and Tosca at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

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