The Spanish pianist and conductor based in Berlin served as assistant conductor to Lawrence Forster at the Opéra de Marseille during the 2018/19 season. He made his official debut with the orchestra jumping in last minute during a live broadcast concert for Radio France at the Festival International de Piano de la Roque d’Anthéron 2019.
Since this season 2019/20 Bayona is the new assistant conductor at the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice.
Highlights of this current season included a New Year Concert with the Filarmonica de Stat Transilvania and an assistantship at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona for the production of Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci. In addition, he conducted the Bochumer Symphoniker, the Deutsche Skandinavische Jugend-Philharmonie performing at the Philharmonie in Berlin and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille performing at the Grand Théâtre in Aix-en-Provence. During past seasons, Bayona has worked with orchestras including the Komische Oper Berlin, the Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester and the Orquesta de Extremadura.
Néstor began his studies as a pianist at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Helen Krizos and later the Haute École de Musique de Genève with Nelson Goerner (piano) and Laurent Gay (conducting). He later moved to Berlin and studied conducting at the Universität der Künste with Steven Sloane and Harry Curtis.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Bayona has performed several times at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Philharmonie in Berlin and Luxembourg, the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room in London.
Last updated: June 2020