Hailed by the NY Times for her “magnificently sweet tone,” Keve Wilson released her solo album Pure Imagination on Composers Concordance Records/NAXOS. A winner of Concert Artists Guild, and solo oboist with the Grammy nominated Absolute Ensemble, Keve has performed in Dubai, Estonia, Latvia, Germany, Austria, Italy, Sicily, Argentina, Panama, New Zealand, Greece, Mexico, London, France, Finland, South Korea, and Amsterdam. A two-time winner of the Clifford-Levy Creativity Grant, Keve spent ten days in the Makuleke Village in South Africa where she participated in learning and teaching folk songs of the region.
Currently playing oboe in the Broadway revival Carousel, Keve was oboist in the Tony winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and can be heard on Stephen Sondheim’s 2013 cast album Passion. She inspires high school bands and orchestras from around the country with her original show Believe NYC---from the Band Room to Broadway. A teaching artist for 20 years for organizations including Bridge Arts Ensemble, 92Y and Mancini Institute, Keve has given master classes to such institutions as Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, SUNY Fredonia, NYU, USC, and Crane School of Music. She spent 6 years in Los Angeles as 2nd oboist of Opera Pacific, recorded on numerous TV commercials and films, and premiered After Hearing Bach by Peter Schikele for oboe and string quartet.
Originally from Hyde Park, NY, Keve graduated from the Eastman School of Music where she studied oboe with Richard Killmer. She lives in her favorite city of New York with her husband and Portuguese water dog.
photo by Daniel D'Ottavio