Ransom Wilson has long been recognized internationally as one of the greatest flutists of his generation.
After graduation from the Juilliard School in 1973, he spent a year in Paris as a private student of Jean-Pierre Rampal. In 1976 he gave his official debut concert in New York City, with Rampal as his guest artist. An exclusive recording contract with Angel/EMI followed soon thereafter, along with extensive performances all over the world.
Ransom Wilson is turning increasingly to a career in orchestral and operatic conducting.
He founded Solisti New York orchestra in 1981, with which he appeared as conductor in hundreds of concerts and recordings. More recently he has conducted two productions at the New York City Opera. Since 2006 he has been a member of the musical staff at the Metropolitan Opera. Additionally, he is artistic director and conductor of the ensemble Le Train Bleu, which received rave reviews for its debut performance at New York City’s Galapagos Art Space.
Mr. Wilson is Professor of Flute at the Yale University School of Music, Principal Conductor at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, and has been an Artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1991.
As an educator, he regularly leads master classes at the Paris Conservatory, Juilliard School, Moscow Conservatory, Cambridge University, and others. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he was an Atlantique Foundation scholar in Paris, where he studied privately with Jean-Pierre Rampal. His recording career, which includes three Grammy Award nominations, began in 1973 with Jean-Pierre Rampal and I Solisti Veneti. Since then he has recorded over 30 albums as flutist and/or conductor.
His recording career, which includes three Grammy Award nominations, began in 1973 with Jean-Pierre Rampal and I Solisti Veneti. Since then he has recorded over 30 albums as flutist and/or conductor.