Keve WIlson, Oboe

Fast Facts

  • Oboist, Carousel on Broadway, American Modern Ensemble.

  • Winner, Concert Artists Guild and solo oboist with Absolute Ensemble.

  • Teaching Artist, Bridge Arts Ensemble, 92Y and Mancini Institute.

Photo: Jim Graham

Hailed by the New York Times for her “magnificently sweet tone,” oboist Keve Wilson would skip music theory and history as a kid to practice Irish jigs and reels instead. Currently oboist with the Broadway revival Carousel, Keve inspires visiting high school band and orchestra students from around the country with her original show Believe NYC—from the Band Room to Broadway A past winner of Concert Artists Guild and solo oboist with the Grammy nominated Absolute Ensemble, she has performed in Amsterdam, Argentina, Austria, Dubai, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Mexico, Panama, New Zealand, and South Korea. A two-time recipient of the Clifford-Levy Creativity Grant, Keve traveled to Makuleke Village in South Africa where she participated in learning and teaching folk songs of the region.

A teaching artist for organizations including Bridge Arts Ensemble, 92Y and Mancini Institute, Keve has also given college Networking Skills Masterclasses to such institutions as Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, University of Miami-Frost 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 Schickele for oboe and string quartet.

From Hyde Park, NY and a graduate of Eastman School of Music, she studied oboe with Richard Killmer, piano with Judith Handman and dance with Elizabeth Clark. She lives in New York City with her husband Kerry and Portuguese water dog Stella.