After studying at the Royal College of Music in London, Nick Davies began his conducting career in 1986 in London’s prestigious West End conducting numerous musical theatre productions. He made his symphonic debut in 1991 with the world renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he remains a regular guest conductor. Since January 2011 he has held the post of Chief Conductor for Vantaa Pops Orchestra in Finland.

Notably, Davies is a regular guest conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and with them, has had the honour to conduct the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo annually between 2007 and 2017. His vast experience has developed through his work as a conductor, extensively throughout Scandinavia and with numerous leading European orchestras.

Work further afield includes the Orchestra of the Central Opera Company of Beijing, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Hong Kong Sinfonietta. In 2009 Davies made his Australian debut conducting the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has since returned to conduct the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony and Western Australia Symphony in Perth. He has conducted for New York City Opera and has worked for more than 15 years at Gothenburg Opera.

In 2015 Davies made his debut at Finnish National Opera where he continues a close relationship with numerous productions planned over the coming years. He also conducted the Classic BRIT Awards 2018.

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Orchestras Scandinavia


  • Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra
  • Norwegian Radio Orchestra
  • Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
  • Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
  • Forsvarets Stabsmusikkorps Oslo
  • Forsvarets Musikkorps Nord-Norge


  • Kungliga Filharmonikerna (The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic)
  • Göteborgs Symfoniker (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
  • GöteborgsOperan (Gothenburg Opera)
  • Göteborgs Wind Orchestra


  • Finnish National Opera
  • Finnish National Ballet
  • Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Lahti Symphony Orchestra
  • Vantaa Pops Orchestra (Chief conductor since 2011)
  • Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Tapiola Sinfonietta 
  • Kymi Sinfonietta
  • Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
  • Oulu Symphony Orchestra
  • Vaasa City Orchestra
  • Joensuu City Orchestra


  • Tivoli Copenhagen Philharmonic
  • Allborg Symphony Orchestra
  • Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester

Orchestras UK

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Halle Orchestra
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia
  • Ulster Orchestra

Orchestras Worldwide (Europe, Asia and Australia)

  • Tenerife Symphony Orchestra
  • Castillo y Leon Symphony Orchestra
  • Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
  • Orchestra della Toscana
  • Orchestra di Toscanini
  • Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Hong Kong Sinfonietta
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
  • Western Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Orchestra of the Central Opera, Beijing