Flutist/conductor Ransom Wilson has performed in concert with major orchestras the world over. As a conductor, in recent seasons he has led opera performances at the New York City Opera and was an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. He was recently named Music Director of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. This season he continues as a member of the conducting staff of the Metropolitan Opera. Founder and Artistic Director of LE TRAIN BLEU ensemble, he has been a guest conductor of the Houston, KBS, Kraków, Denver, New Jersey, Hartford, and Berkeley symphonies; the Orchestra of St. Luke's; the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra; the Hallé Orchestra; and the chamber orchestras of St. Paul and Los Angeles. He has also appeared with the Glimmerglass Opera, Minnesota Opera, and the Opera of La Quinzena Musical in Spain. 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. Mr. Wilson is Professor of Flute at the Yale University School of Music, Principal Conductor at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, and has performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1991.