In 2015, the
Norwegian conductor Håkon Daniel Nystedt conducted a concert in Carnegie Hall, New York,
with a festival orchestra and chorus. He then performed there for the
second time in 2017.
Håkon Daniel Nystedt has conducted, among others,
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim
Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony
Orchestra, Tromsø Symphony Orchestra and Sønderjylland Symphony Orchestra. He
also conducts professional wind ensembles and professional choirs.
Håkon Daniel Nystedt played the piano and the violin from
an early age. He studied orchestral conducting at the Norwegian Academy of
Music with Ole Kristian Ruud, and at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory with
Giordano Bellincampi, Giancarlo Andretta and Michael Schönwandt, and he was
awarded a debut year reserved for especially talented students. His debut
concert in 2013 with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, conducting Brahms'
4th symphony and opera excerpts, was a great success.
In 2019 he will conduct Rossini's il Barbiere di
Siviglia at Ringsakeroperaen in Norway.
In 2018 he conducted the performances of a new opera by
Gisle Kverndokk at the Norwegian Opera House. The
production was awarded the Norwegian critic's prize for the musical performance
of the year. In 2018 he also had his third engagement with the Oslo
He has conducted productions of Mozart’s The
Wedding of Figaro and Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortilèges,
and has been assisting on productions like Strauss' Die Fledermaus and
Puccini's Tosca. He was assistant conductor at The Royal
Danish Theatre with Giuliano Carella on their production of Puccini's Madama
Butterfly, and he has been conducting a wide range of opera excerpts.
He has received several scholarships and donations, among
others from Ludvig Schytte and wife's grant. In 2016 he received a
scholarship on € 10 000 from the Norwegian Fegersten's foundation for focusing
on contemporary music.
In April 2016, Håkon Daniel Nystedt was mentioned as one
of three young talented Scandinavian conductors in connection with Herbert
Blomstedt receiving the Léonie Sonning Prize, and participated in a master
class with the old maestro and the Danish Radio Orchestra.