Violist MAX NYMAN is currently finishing his master’s degree at Sibelius Academy under the tuition of Atte Kilpeläinen, having previously studied with Helge Valtonen and William Coleman at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Until his fateful switch to viola in 2013 Max studied violin at the West Helsinki Music School.
Before his academic studies, Max toured Europe as concertmaster of the West Helsinki Chamber Orchestra and in Scandinavia as principal violist of Orkester Norden. In 2016, he participated in an apprenticeship with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and has since had the pleasure of playing in the viola sections of the HPO, Finnish RSO, Finnish National Opera and Avanti! Chamber Orchestra.
Max’s interest in early music has taken him to courses in historically informed performance practice with Reinhard Goebel and Minna Kangas. He has performed with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and as soloist in Telemann’s double viola concerto.