Néstor Bayona - NOSPR
Néstor Bayona is a Spanish pianist and conductor based in Berlin. He has been the Assistant Conductor at the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice since the season of 2019/20. Previously, he served as Assistant Conductor to Lawrence Foster at the Opéra de Marseille. He made his official debut with the orchestra during a live broadcast concert for France Musique at the Festival International de Piano de la Roque d’Anthéron 2019.
Highlights of the 2019/20 season included a New Year Concert with the Filarmonica de Stat Transilvania, after working with them for a Pentatone recording of Fanciulla del West. In addition, he conducted the Bochumer Symphoniker, the Deutsche Skandinavische Jugend-Philharmonie at the Philharmonie in Berlinand the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille at the Grand Théâtre in Aix-en-Provence with David Fray. Néstor also assisted the production of Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci at the Liceu in Barcelona, where he worked with Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak.
Néstor began his studies as a pianist at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Helen Krizos and later the Haute École de Musique de Genève with Nelson Goerner (piano) and Laurent Gay (conducting). His final studies consisted in conducting at the Universität der Künste with Steven Sloane and Harry Curtis.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Bayona has performed several times at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Philharmonie in Berlin and the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room in London.