Nina Haug is a young pianist and conductor from Switzerland. Growing up in a musical family and assisting at the local concert series, she quickly became enamoured with the world of music. In her childhood she received classical piano lessons by Daniel Höxter and Tamriko Kordzaia in Zurich and Jazzpiano lessons with Thomas Silvestri.
Her piano studies eventually took her to the University of Music Wuerzburg where she studied her Bachelor with Silke-Thora Matthies.. There she developed a special passion for German Lied, studying with Gerold Huber, going on to performing Lied recitals throughout Germany and Switzerland. Other important teachers included Reto Bieri and Denise Benda.
Discovering a great love for conducting, while in Wuerzburg, she joined the conducting class of Ari Rasilainen, conducting professional orchestras around Germany and Finland. Conducting from the keyboard, she has performed several Mozart piano concertos with different orchestras. Up to this day this has been some of the most meaningful musical experience for her.
Nina Haug is also an active chamber pianist and has performed in many different formations and ensembles. Every once in a while she even has sung and acted herself on stage. From an early age, Nina sang in a youth choir, which eventually hired her as its repetitor, coach, and finally co-director.
Following her time in Wuerzburg, Nina Haug spent two years in Helsinki studying piano with Tuija Hakkila at the Sibelius Academy. After living for one year in New York City where she was continuing her masters in piano, the pandemic brought her back to Finland where she graduated in 2021 from Matti Raekallio’s piano class. 2021-2022 she was working as an accompanist at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Additionally she was doing a minor in Wind Conducting at Sibelius Academy with Petri Komulainen. Starting summer 2022 she will be studying orchestral conducting in Oslo with Ole Kristian Ruud.
It is Nina’s mission to bring people together to enjoy the energizing power of live music.