After studying at the Royal College of Music in London, Nick Davies began his conducting career in 1986 in London’s prestigious West End conducting numerous musical theatre productions. He made his symphonic debut in 1991 with the world renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he remains a regular guest conductor. Since January 2011 he has held the post of Chief Conductor for Vantaa Pops Orchestra in Finland.
Notably, Davies is a regular guest conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and with them, has had the honour to conduct the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo annually between 2007 and 2017. His vast experience has developed through his work as a conductor, extensively throughout Scandinavia and with numerous leading European orchestras.
Work further afield includes the Orchestra of the Central Opera Company of Beijing, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Hong Kong Sinfonietta. In 2009 Davies made his Australian debut conducting the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has since returned to conduct the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony and Western Australia Symphony in Perth. He has conducted for New York City Opera and has worked for more than 15 years at Gothenburg Opera.
In 2015 Davies made his debut at Finnish National Opera where he continues a close relationship with numerous productions planned over the coming years. He also conducted the Classic BRIT Awards 2018.
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1909, takes its place in the extensive musical heritage of the city of Trondheim. Before the nineteenth century Trondheim was the main focal point for sacred music in Scandinavia. This encouraged many significant musicians of the time to settle there. The growth and expansion of European music culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was also mirrored within the city. This period saw the foundation of several music societies. The development of the orchestra gained impetus with the jubilee of St Olav in 1930. In more recent times the orchestra has established a solid position in local musical life and that of Norway as a whole. Recent successful tours in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and China has enhanced the orchestra’s international reputation. From 2009 the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra has continued its development through closer cooperation with the Trondheim Soloists, resulting in an increased complement of ninety musicians.