Finnish violinist Elias Nyman (1988) has studied with Ilya Gringolts at Zürich University of the Arts, where he has completed a specialised soloist degree program and a Master’s in Performance. He has also studied at the Sibelius Academy (Master of Music) in Helsinki with Merit Palas and Antti Tikkanen, and at Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences with Anatoli Melnikov. With historical performance practices he has been guided by Monika Baer, Michael Biehl and John Holloway.
Nyman considers deep stylistic knowledge, from early music through to contemporary, to be essential for the modern day performer, and is therefore active across the complete range of solo and chamber music repertoire. In addition to his solo work, he has been extensively involved in a variety of chamber ensembles. In 2020 Nyman substituted as the 1st concertmaster of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra. He has collaborated with Raphael Wallfisch, Kari Kriikku, Marc Kissóczy, Jonathan Stockhammer, Erkki Korhonen, Helena Juntunen, Stefka Perifanova, Jaakko Kortekangas, Sasha Boldachev, Lars Mlekusch and Ari Angervo. Festival performances include Focus Contemporary – Zürich West, Organ night & Aria in Espoo, Finland, and Varkauden KesäKlassinen in Varkaus, Finland. Previously Nyman has given performances of Sibelius concerto with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Germany and Brahms concerto with the Filharmonie Hradec Králové in Czech Republic.
Nyman has been generously supported by Jenny and Antti Wihuri’s foundation, Zangger-Weber foundation, Vpl. Pyhäjärvi foundation and the Lions Club Muurame. He plays on a violin by Mika Lahtinen, made in 2012 in Jyväskylä, Finland.