Anders Nyqvist was born 1977 in Sweden and started playing the trumpet at the age of 10. After graduating from high-school in his home town of Trollhättan, he was offered a scholarship to study music at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. There he studied both trumpet and voice, but soon decided on the trumpet as the instrument of his choice. After three years in Hong Kong he was awarded a scholarship to continue his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was fortunate to be able to study with some of the best teachers, and to perform with some of the great orchestras and artists of our time.
He became a member of Klangforum Wien in 2004.
For Anders Nyqvist, the opportunity to work with composers, developing new sounds, contributing his experience and being part of the creative process is an essential ingredient of music making. He has performed internationally both as soloist and with chamber music ensembles at most of the major festivals and concert venues. As soloist, he has performed with ensembles and orchestras such as Klangforum Wien, the DSO Berlin, the RSO Wien and the NÖ Tonkünstler Orchester.
In 2009, when the subject Performance Practice in Contemporary Music was made part of the official curriculum, he started to teach the trumpet at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz; and from 2011 also at the University of Music in Vienna.
He also regularly conducts master classes in Europe and Asia.
Numerous pieces have been written especially for him by composers such as Matthias Pintscher, Bernhard Gander, Bernhard Lang and Pierluigi Billone, Dai Fujikura, Nina Senk, Roland Freisitzer and Jorge Sanchez-Chiong.
Anders Nyqvist has also participated in a great number of CD-, DVD and television productions.