Keri-Lynn Wilson, a native of Winnipeg, Canada, has studied flute, piano, violin and conducting, and holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in flute performance from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Julius Baker; she made her Carnegie Recital hall debut as a flutist at age 21.
She did her conducting debut with the National Arts Center Orchestra of Ottawa at the age of 23; as a recipient of the Bruno Walter Fellowship at The Juilliard School in New York, Ms.Wilson graduated with a Master's Degree in Conducting in 1994. In the summer of 1992, Ms.Wilson served as Claudio Abbado's assistant at the Salzburg Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic and in the summer of 1994 was a conducting fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. In October 1997 she conducted a special televised concert at the Vatican in Rome with the Rome Opera Orchestra featuring as soloists José Carreras and Andrea Bocelli, as well as Daniela Dessi, Alida Ferrarini, Sylvie Valayre among others.
In 1999, Keri-Lynn Wilson makes her debut with the Opéra de Nice in a new production of Tosca, furthermore she is on tour with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducts the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and many others in concerts in the USA and in Canada. In 2000 she did her debut at the operahouse of Rome with Aida, as well as her debut at the Vienna Staatsoper with Tosca. Among her commitments during 2003: Madama Butterfly in Leipzig and a revival of Rigoletto in Busseto.
In summer 1999 she makes her debut at the Arena of Verona, conducting the revival of Tosca with great personal success, while she conduct a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona.
In the 2006 summer opera festival at the Arena she will conduct Madama Butterfly.