Nicholas Swensen



Nicholas Algot Swensen is both an active violist and conductor. On the viola, he has won several prizes such as the first prize at the Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition in 2020 (Prague), the Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition in 2021, 3rd prize in the Primrose International Viola Competition (Los Angeles), DR P2’s talent prize and the Carl Nielsen talent prize. Nicholas has performed at leading international music festivals such as Kronberg Academy Festival, Accademia Isola Classica and Ravinia Festival. In 2021, he played Walton’s Viola Concerto at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, with star conductor Antonio Pappano and the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra. He is currently studying at the famous Kronberg Academy in Germany with Tabea Zimmermann – and is also enrolled in the national Danish talent development program Dirigentløftet in 2024.

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