Keri-Lynn Wilson

Photo: Olivia Kahler
Keri-Lynn Wilson's career as a conductor spans more than twenty years, and includes engagements at both opera houses, including the Royal Opera House, Bayerische Staatsoper and Metropolitan Opera, and with orchestras including the LA Phil, and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Most recently, her idea of defending Ukraine through music resulted in the creation of the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, an ensemble composed of leading Ukrainian musicians from inside the embattled country, as well as recent refugees and Ukrainian members of European orchestras. In July and August 2022, led by Ms. Wilson, the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra toured across Europe, performing at the BBC Proms in London, the Edinburgh Festival, the Les Chorégies d'Orange festival in France, Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park and the Kennedy Center among other venues.

Other highlights of Ms. Wilson’s 2022.2023 season include her return to Covent Garden, conducting “La traviata”; and performances with Tokyo’s NHK Orchestra, the Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden, the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, the Wrocław Philharmonic, Orchestre national Bordeaux Aquitaine, and the Lithuanian National Orchestra. She returns to her alma mater, Juilliard, to conduct the double bill of “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” and to the Opéra de Montréal to conduct “Madama Butterfly” in the spring.