Nicolas Waldvogel recently completed a cycle of the seven Sibelius symphonies with the State Philharmonic "Dinu Lipatti". He was also awarded First Prize by the National Opera Association, leading Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Active in opera and in the symphonic repertoires, both in Europe and in the United States, he has guest conducted the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, among others. His credits include a performance of Ives' immense Fourth Symphony, Verdi’s La Traviata, Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, Bach’s B-minor Mass and Bruckner's Ninth. This past season, in collaboration with Composers Inc. of San Francisco, he conducted six new works by young American Composers - including three world premieres. He also led the premiere of François Rose's opera "The Stone Marker".
After obtaining a Ph.D. in Music History from Yale University, Nicolas Waldvogel was invited to the Tanglewood Festival as a Conducting Fellow. His teachers included Gustav Meier, John Nelson and Seiji Ozawa. He assisted Horst Stein in Berlin at the Deutsche Oper for a production of Wagner’s Ring der Nibelungen. He then led the Family Concerts of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. He has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and with Alan Gilbert - with whom he has worked extensively. He is currently guest conductor of the State Philharmonic “Dinu Lipatti” and Director of the Conservatory Orchestra at the University of the Pacific.