October 27, 2023

Kira Omelchenko

Dr. Kira Omelchenko, Conductor


Dr. Omelchenko is on sabbatical from WLU this year. As the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award for 2023-24, she is doing much travelling to participate in or lead workshops and to conduct.

Highlights of Dr. Omelchenko’s summer and fall travel and conducting:

  • Guest conducting in Carnegie Hall (NYC)
  • A month of conducting opera at the Vienna Opera Academy at the Musikverein (home of the Vienna Philharmonic, in Vienna, Austria)
  • Guest conductor for the International Music Festival (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Travels to Israel and Czech Republic
  • Visit and travels to South Korea, conducting clinics with orchestras

Then back to Kitchener Waterloo to conduct WCP’s October 27th Halloween Spooktacular!

What’s next?

  • Guest conducting the PEI (Prince Edward Island) Symphony Orchestra, the Orlando All-County Festival Orchestra and the Oregon All-State Symphony Orchestra
  • Clinics and workshops throughout the state of Florida.
  • In January, Dr. Omelchenko will be packing up and heading off to New Zealand for her Fulbright Award from January to July!


Link to Kira Omelchenko C.V.