Nils Schweckendiek studied music at Clare College, Cambridge, and orchestral and choral conducting in Freiburg and Helsinki. In 2006 he made his debut at the Finnish National Opera with Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and subsequently conducted numerous opera and ballet performances at the same house. Guest performances have taken him to the Leipzig Opera (Der Rosenkavalier), the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Vaasa, Berne and Bielefeld. From 2009-2013 he was the conductor of the Ulm Opera, where he conducted first nights of, amongst others, Don Carlo (Verdi), Ariodante (Handel), Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev), Der Ring an einem Abend (Wagner) and Le sacre du printemps (Stravinsky).
DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Rosza Center, Michigan Technological University, Houghton
Arts Center, Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste Marie
Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York
Eric Ericsonhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Trinitatis Church, Copenhagen, Denmark
Madetojan sali, Oulu, Finland
Paavalinkirkko, Helsinki, Finland
Mikael Agricolan kirkko, Helsinki, Finland
Tuomiokirkko, Kuopio, Finland
Taking the Helsinki Chamber Choir on its first ever tour of the United States between 26th September and 7th October, with five concerts at various locations around Michigan and a final performance in New York. The programme includes classics of the Finnish repertoire and the world premiere of Eugene Birman's State of the Union.