Ryan McAdams | Conductor


Ryan McAdams

This Season

The Second Violinist


Ryan McAdams, an exciting and versatile conductor is a Fulbright scholar who was apprentice conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, assisting Alan Gilbert. He is the recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Emerging Conductor Award and the Aspen-Glimmerglass Prize for Opera Conducting, and was a Tanglewood Fellow under James Levine. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife, Laura Careless.

He made his subscription debut with the Maggio Musicale in Florence in 2010 and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011. He recently led the IPO on tour with cellist Alisa Weilerstein in a programme including Orff’s Carmina Burana. He has led operas at the Teatro Regio di Torino, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the Juilliard School, and concerts with the Phoenix Symphony, National Symphony of Washington, Orchestra della Toscana, London Contemporary Orchestra, Bang on a Can, Wordless Music Orchestra, China National Opera Orchestra, and a tour with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. Past notable engagements include the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Opéra national de Lorraine, St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.