Ransom Wilson has recorded 30 albums as both flutist and conductor, and was three times nominated for the "Grammy" award. Other awards he has received include the Alabama Prize from the New York Times Foundation, and the Award of Merit in Gold, from the Republic of Austria.
He is an Artist Member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and is Professor of Flute at Yale University, as well as Music Director of the orchestra at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. He recently taught a week long master class at the Paris Conservatory, as well as classes at International Summer Academy in Nice, and at The Juilliard School in New York City.
Ransom hails from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and was educated at the North Carolina School of the Arts and The Juilliard School . For post-graduate work, he was an Atlantique Foundation scholar in Paris for a year, studying privately with Jean-Pierre Rampal. His other flute teachers have included Alain Marion, Sandra Taylor, Lawrence Morgan, Philip Dunigan, Severino Gazzelloni, Julius Baker, Christian Lardé, and Arthur Lora. He has appeared with major orchestras around the world, and has played in recital with many of the greatest musicians of our time.