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Nina Haug is a pianist and conductor from Switzerland.

Currently she is based in Oslo, where she is pursuing her master degree in orchestral conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Prof. Ole Kristian Ruud. She is a member of the Norwegian Dirigentforum - Talent Norge for the seasons 2023-2025.

Recent engagements brought Nina Haug to Tonhalle Zürich with Tchaikovsky’s first piano concert, Musiikitalo concert hall Helsinki with Alban Berg’s Kammerkonzert, a Duo recital with Martti Rousi, and as a conductor she was leading the Christmas Gala 2022 of the National Norwegian Opera.

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 at the University of Arts Zurich, as well as 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. Up to this day this has been some of the most meaningful musical experience for her.

Nina Haug is an active chamber pianist and has been playing in many different formations and ensembles. Every once in a while she also 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 completed her Master in piano performance in 2021 in Matti Raekallio’s 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.​

It is Nina’s mission to bring people together to enjoy the energizing power of live music.

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