Oksana Lyniv


The co-founder and art director of the LvivMozArt festival. Since September 2017, she has been the Chief conductor both the Graz Philharmonic and Opera orchestras (Austria). The art-director and conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.

Oksana Lyniv is a Ukrainian conductor, the first woman who obtained the position of chief conductor with the Graz Opera and Philharmonic Orchestras in Austria, rising to the top of the so-called male profession.

During her first season in Graz, Oksana Lyniv conducted opera premieres of P.Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”, G.Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims”, G.Verdi “Il Trovatore” , as well as numerous concert programmes, including her two highly successful concerts at the Musikverein in Vienna as a guest conductor.

As for the 2018/2019 season, Oksana Lyniv will conduct new opera productions of R. Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci”, P. Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and R. Strauss “Salome”, as well as updated G. Puccini’s “Tosca”, the concert performance of C.M. von Weber’s “Oberon”, pieces by G. Mahler, K. Szymanowski, A. Skriabin, S. Rachmaninoff, R. Wagner, R. Strauss, F. Liszt at various concerts. In January 2019, she will debut at the Stuttgart Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin with P. Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades” and G. Puccini’s “Toska”, whereas in March 2019 she will conduct a new production of P. Tchaikovsky’s “La Pucelle d’Orleans” at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

Together with the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra, Oksana Lyniv will return to the stage of the Musikverein in Vienna, as well as collaborate with the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Tiroler Simphonieorchester Innsbruck, Orchestre Symphonique des Alpes, Badische Staatskapelle and Düsseldorfer Philharmoniker, and Duissburger Philharmoniker (with which she will debut on the stage of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam).

Oksana Lyniv was born in Brody, Lviv region. After graduating from the Mykola Lysenko Lviv State Music Academy, the Faculty of Opera and Symphony Conducting,

she continued her studies at the Carl Maria von Weber High Music School in Dresden, Germany. She was awarded grants from some prestigious European foundations. In 2004, Oksana Lyniv became a finalists of the Gustav Mahler International Conductor Competition in Germany.

Throughout 2008-2013, she worked at the Odesa National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. In Ukraine, she has collaborated with the Odesa National Symphony Orchestra, ‘Leopolis,’ ‘Lviv Virtuosos,’ ‘Kyiv Camerata’ chamber orchestras and ’INSO-Lviv’ Academic Symphony Orchestra.

In 2013-2017, Oksana Lyniv was the conductor and musical assistant of Kirill Petrenko, the Chief musical director of the Bavarian State Opera House in Munich, where she put on opera productions and musical upgrades by W.A.Mozart, G. Verdi, G. Donizetti, G. Rossini, B. Britten, P. Ruders, B. Blacher, H. Berheide. Oksana Lyniv has been a guest conductor with such outstanding opera houses as the Royal Opera in Stockholm, and the Grand Theatre of Liceu in Barcelona.

She has also collaborated with Bayerisches Kammerorchester, Münchner Kammerorchester, Bayerisches Landesjugendorchester, Philharmonie Südwestfalen,

Mittelsächsische Philharmonie, the Odesa National Symphony Orchestra, ‘Kyiv Kamerata’, the Tokio Festival Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Oradea, Bergischer Sinfoniker, the Prague Philarmonic Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, Neue-Münchner Philharmonie, Badische Staatskapelle, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, Styriarte Festival Orchestra, Münchner Symphoniker, Freiburger Philharmonisches Orchester, Hessischen Staatsorchester Wiesbaden, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra.

The creative credo of Oksana Lyniv is to perform works by Ukrainian composers, which are often included in programmes of her concerts across Europe. She has also recorded Boris Lyatoshynsky’s and Lubava Sydorenko symphony pieces with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for Bavarian radio.

Oksana Lyniv was awarded the ‘2015 Year Star’ title in the ‘Classics’ nomination, and the prize at the Munich Opera Festival. She has also reached the world top three female conductors of the younger generation.

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