Per Nyström is a Swedish cellist, co-founder & artistic director of Aurora Chamber Music. ACM has in ten years become one of the world’s biggest platforms for classical festivals & master classes, attracting the most sought- after classical artists and professors. ACM is an active influence in the international chamber music life by its extensive production of concerts, festivals, network building, and master classes for young artists from all over the world.
Mr. Nystrom is also co-founder of The Yggdrasil String Quartet, 1990 – 2001, Sweden’s most internationally acclaimed and successful string quartet. The Yggdrasil Quartet emerged as one of the most exciting new string quartets in the 1990s and became a champion of new quartet music in Europe. After intense studying with György Kurtág and Norbert Brainin the quartet were prizewinners in the major string quartet competitions in London and Melbourne. With several award winning recordings the Yggdrasil Quartet made international career with about 100 concerts a year worldwide, playing string quartet on a full-time basis with a repertoire embracing some 250 works. Their first recording was a set of string quartets by Icelandic composer Jon Leifs, which went on to win the Cannes MIDEM Award for the best chamber music disc of 1996. They recorded the complete quartets of their countryman Franz Berwald. This release was nominated for a Gramophone Award. 1995-2000 Yggdrasil Quartet was Quartet in Residence at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where the members are Honorary Fellows for life.
Mr. Nystrom is principal cellist of Camerata Nordica, one of Europe’s foremost chamber orchestras.With Camerata Nordica Mr. Nystrom has toured all over the world and made numerous recordings and appearances as a leader and soloist.
Mr. Nystrom is also engaged as principal cellist in several Nordic chamber – and symphony orchestras, and frequently invited as a guest at international chambermusic festivals.
Mr. Nystrom is born 1968 and lives today in Stockholm. After several years of study with Guido Vecchi in Gothenburg Mr. Nystrom studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm for Ola Karlsson and Torleif Thedéen. Mr. Nystrom also studied with William Pleeth in London.
Mr. Nystrom is playing on a Giuseppe & Antonio Gagliano of Naples from 1796 on which he recently started to record all the Bach suites for solo cello. Per lifts 200 kg in the dead-lift, and was 2013 awarded by Swedish King the medal ‘Litteris et Artibus’ for his achievements as cellist.