Néstor Bayona - NOSPR
Néstor Bayona is a Spanish conductor based in Berlin. He has served as Assistant Conductor at the Opéra de Marseille and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra NOSPR in Katowice. In December 2021, he awarded the Associate Member of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, presided by John Tomlinson.
This current season Néstor Bayona will return to conduct NOSPR in Katowice. In the same 2021/22 season, he made his debut at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, which was broadcast on Spanish national TV. In January 2022, he conducted the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille for a New Year’s Concert and the Filarmonica de Stat Transilvania with a Spanish programme, including the Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, Falla’s El sombrero de tres picos and his own orchestration of songs by Mompou and Montsalvatge. In addition, he performed and assisted Lawrence Foster for the concert version of Berg’s Lulu at the George Enescu Festival 2021.
Néstor Bayona made his debut with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille during the Festival International de Piano de la Roque d’Anthéron 2019 and the soloist David Kadouch, which was broadcasted live on France Musique and at the Grand Théâtre de Provence with David Fray (2020).
He has conducted the Bochumer Symphoniker, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León and made his debut at the Philharmonie Berlin with the youth orchestra Deutsch-Skandinavische Jugend-Philharmonie. In addition, he has assisted at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Frankfurt and for the Pentatone recording of La fanciulla del West.
Néstor Bayona has worked with the conductors Marin Alsop, Lionel Bringuier, Peter Eötvös, Daniele Gatti, Domingo Hindoyan, Henrik Nánási, Neeme Järvi, Susanna Mälkki, Ingo Metzmacher and Pinchas Steinberg.
He studied piano at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Helen Krizos where he was awarded the Gold Medal and in 2021 the Associate Member Award. He then went onto the Haute école de musique de Genève where he studied piano with Nelson Goerner and a Master in Conducting with Laurent Gay, before moving to Berlin to pursue a postgraduate diploma in Conducting with Steven Sloane and Harry Curtis at the Universität der Künste Berlin.