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 Roque d’Anthéron Piano Festival.
During the 2019/20 season, Bayona is the new assistant conductor at the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice and has already worked at Liceu Opera Barcelona, assisting Henrik Nánási. In addition, he will conduct the Bochumer Symphoniker and the Deutsche Skandinavische Jugend-Philharmonie performing at the Philharmonie in Berlin. Bayona has worked with orchestras including the Komische Oper Berlin, the Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester, the Gstaad Festival Orchestra 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. 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.
Néstor is an emerging conductor of the Ulysses Network and has received the Ciutat de Lleida International Award 2015 to the cultural merit.
Last updated: September 2019