Кери-Линн Уилсон

Biography

A native of Winnipeg, Canada, Ms. Wilson studied the flute, piano and violin. At the Juilliard School in New York, she was a student of renowned flutist Julius Baker and made her debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 21. A recipient of the Bruno Walter Scholarship, she continued her studies at Juilliard in the conducting program with Otto-Werner Mueller. Ms. Wilson received her Bachelor and two Masters degrees in both conducting and flute performance from Juilliard in 1994.

She made her debut with the National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada at the age of 23. While still a student, she assisted Claudio Abbado at the Salzburg Festival and won a fellowship from the Tanglewood Music Center. Upon graduation, she was the Associate Conductor at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra until 1998, when she launched her international career as a guest conductor.

Ms. Wilson has conducted Tosca, Madama Butterfly and La Traviata at the Vienna State Opera; Lucia di Lammermoor at the Kirov (Mariinsky); La Traviata and Tosca at the Bavarian State Opera Munich; Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and La Bohème at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago; Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Florence; Otello and Tosca in Nice; Aida in Rome; Lucia di Lammermoor in Turin; L’Elisir d’Amore at the Bari Opera; La Bohème and Anna Bolena in Bilbao; Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Lucia in the Arena di Verona; Madama Butterfly in Leipzig; Rigoletto in Parma; Don Pasquale in Palermo; Iolanthe, La Bohème and Tosca at the Bolshoi Opera; Tosca at the Oslo Opera; La Rondine at the Los Angeles Opera; Pique Dame, La Bohème, and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Israeli Opera, Falstaff, and L’Heure Espagnole and Gianni Schicchi at the Juilliard Opera in New York; Turandot at the Washington National Opera; Simone Boccanegra and La Fanciulla del West at the Montreal Opera; Boris Godunov and Lucia in Warsaw; and Eugene Onegin and Manon Lescaut in Bucharest.

Ms. Wilson has conducted orchestras in Paris, Los Angeles, Munich, Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Houston, Washington, Aachen, Leipzig, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Madrid, Bucharest, Jerusalem, Hong Kong, Ljubljana, and Zagreb, amongst others.

In the 2012/13 season, Ms. Wilson made her debut at the Zurich Opera, conducting Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and La Traviata. She also conducted The Flying Dutchman at the Montreal Opera, Nabucco in La Coruna, La Traviata in Bilbao, Eugene Onegin in Warsaw, and made her debut at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival with the NDR Radiophilharmonic Orchestra (Turandot). Other recent engagements include her debut with the Swedish Opera in Stockholm (Pique Dame), La Traviata in Salerno, Otello in Bari, and Boris Godunov in Tel Aviv.

Highlights of the 2013/14 season were Un Ballo in Maschera in Stockholm with the Royal Swedish Opera, Madama Butterfly in Tokyo in her debut at the New National Theater, and her return to the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.

Keri-Lynn Wilson is a regular guest conductor at leading international opera companies and orchestras. In the 2014/15 season she acted as Music Director of the National Slovenian Philharmonic. Her further engagements in 2014/15 included Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West at the English National Opera, Aida in Astana, Verdi’s Attila in La Coruna and an open air performance of La Bohème as well as an opera gala concert with the NDR Radiosinfonieorchester in Hannover.

Recently she conducted Madama Butterfly at the Bavarian State Opera, Il Trovatore in La Coruna, Otello at the Montreal Opera and The Flying Dutchman at the Polish National Opera and La Fille du regiment at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo.

She conducts opera as well as symphonic works. Recently she conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the St. Paul Chambre Orchestra, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Oviedo Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra Aachen, the Gewandhausorchestra Leipzig, the Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg, the Orchestra of Teatro Real in Madrid, and the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra at the Munich Opera Festival, among others.

Dorian Records has produced a CD of Ms. Wilson conducting the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela playing Danzón and Latin American compositions.