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Naomi Lewin recently spoke with conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson.

A native of Winnipeg, Ms Wilson began her musical studies at the age of three; she holds three Julliard School of Music degrees - a Master's degree in conducting and both Bachelor's and Master's in flute. As a flute student at Julliard, her teacher was the renowned Julius Baker, and she made her Carnegie Hall debut as a flutist at the age of 21. Ms Wilson made her conducting debut with the National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada in 1990 at the age of 23.

Keri-Lynn Wilson currently divides her conducting career between symphony orchestras and opera productions. In recent seasons she has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber and the New Jersey Symphony.

What made you want to become a conductor?
So you went to school to study conducting?
What kind of music do you like most?
What is the difference between conducting a symphony and conducting an opera?
Is it harder to conduct an opera?
How many languages do you speak?
Do you travel a lot?
Who is your favorite composer?
How many rehearsals do you usually have before a performance?
How did you get started working as a conductor?
Is it hard being a woman conductor?
What advice would you have for kids?
What does it feel like to conduct an orchestra?
What kind of music do you listen to for fun?
What do you do in your spare time to relax?
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