Ryan McAdams has been recognised as one of the most exciting and versatile conductors of his generation. This season, Ryan leads Carmen for the Maggio Musicale in Florence and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Madama Butterfly for Lyric Opera of Kansas City, The Second Violinist for Irish National Opera at Dutch National Opera, subscription concerts with the Orchestra of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Lirico Sinfonica Petruzzelli di Bari, Orchestra Filarmonica Salernitana Giuseppe Verdi at the Ravello Festival, Kansas City Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Phoenix Symphony, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow State Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, a tour of Tuscany with the Orchestra della Toscana, and contemporary music projects with Crash Ensemble, Wordless Music Orchestra, and the Juilliard School.
Past appearances include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Opéra National de Lorraine, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, London Contemporary Orchestra, and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. A Fulbright scholar, he was Apprentice Conductor to Alan Gilbert and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, was the first recipient of both the Sir Georg Solti Emerging Conductor Award and the Aspen-Glimmerglass Prize for Opera Conducting, and was a Tanglewood Fellow. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife, Laura Careless.