From: Brody, Ukraine.
Oksana Lyniv was assistant to the chief conductor of the Lviv National Academy Opera and Ballet Theatre before becoming permanent guest conductor of the Leopolis Chamber Symphony Orchestra in 2003. In 2004 she was awarded third prize at the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition Bamberg. From 2005 to 2009, she completed her postgraduate and then master class studies at the Dresden University of Music. From 2008 to 2013, she was deputy chief conductor at the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.
From the 2013/2014 season, Oksana Lyniv was assistant to the General Music Director Kirill Petrenko at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. At that house she conducted Boris Blacher's Die Flut, Mark-Anthony Turnage's Greek and Hauke Berheide's Mauerschau as well as La Clemenza di Tito, Le Comte Ory, La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, Albert Herring, Lucia di Lammermoor, Ariadne auf Naxos and Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
In 2017 she made her debut at the Teatro del Liceu Barcelona with a new production of The Flying Dutchman.
From 2017 to 2020 she was chief conductor of the Graz Opera and the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra, where she conducted numerous productions (including Eugene Onegin, Salome, Don Carlo and Il Viaggio a Reims, among others) and presented a broad symphonic repertoire with great success. Her recording Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci with the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra received critical acclaim.
In the 2019/20 season she returned to the Bavarian State Opera in Munich with great success with a new production of a Bartók double bill: Bluebeard's Castle and Concerto for Orchestra. She also made her debut at the Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin with Cherubini's Médée. Other recent and future engagements and debuts include productions at Theater an der Wien, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra National de Paris, ROH Covent Garden, Frankfurt Opera, Stuttgart State Opera, Seattle Opera and many more.
In 2021, she became the first woman to conduct at the prestigious Bayreuth Festival, where she conducted The Flying Dutchman.
On the concert stage, she has made debuts with the Munich Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Badische Staatskapelle, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Düsseldorf Symphony, the SWR Orchestra, the Nuremberg State Philharmonic, the Hamburg Symphony and many more. In the future, her debuts will be with such important orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale Bologna, the Robert Schumann Philharmonic, the WDR Symphony Orchestra and others.
Oksana Lyniv is Artistic Director of the international festival Lviv MozArt in Lviv/Lviv, Ukraine, which she co-founded, and of the Ukrainian Youth Symphony Orchestra.