Erik Nielsen

Guest Conductor, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp

Conductor, Frankfurt Opera, Germany

Oboe and Harp Performance, The Juilliard School; Conducting, Curtis Institute of Music

Erik Nielsen, born in Iowa in 1977, joined the Frankfurt Opera in 2002, and in 2008-09 took up the position of Kapellmeister there. Prior to moving to Frankfurt, he played harp in the Berlin Philharmonic as a member of its Orchester-Akademie. He studied conducting at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and received his bachelor's degree as a double-major in oboe and harp at The Juilliard School in New York.