Nicolas Fink has conducted the radio choruses of WDR Cologne and MDR Leipzig, the Berlin Radio Chorus, the Choeur de Radio France, the Vocalconsort Berlin, the Coro Casa de Musica Porto, the Cor del Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Edvard Grieg Choir and many others. He also is a sought after chorusmaster and has collaborated with dozens of leading conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Marek Janowski, and Daniele Gatti. He currently holds the position of director of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Chorus and recently has been named artistic director of the Swiss Youth Choir.
Providing listeners with a new perspective on choral music, and creating new kinds of performance experiences are two of Nicolas Fink's particular pursuits. Mr. Fink conducted the the Sasha Waltz productions of FIGURE HUMAINE with Vocalconsort Berlin for the pre-opening of the new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and the Berlin Radio Chorus' renowned production HUMAN REQUIEM at the 44th Arts Festival Hong Kong and at the Klara Festival in Brussels. He conceptualized and conducted the 'visual concert' production of the Norwegian premiere of Frank Martin's LE VIN HERBÉ with photographer Magnus Skrede and the Edvard Grieg Kor. With the WDR Cologne Radio Chorus, he helped develop and conducted the acclaimed choreographed production of Sergei Rachmaninoff's ALL-NIGHT VIGIL.
Nicolas Fink's recieved resounding critical praise for his Carus television production of the ALL-NIGHT VIGIL with the WDR Cologne Radio Chorus and the LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM with the Berlin Radio Chorus. The television production of Mr. Fink conducting the ALL-NIGHT VIGIL directed by Enrique Sánchez Lansch ("Rhythm is it") with WDR was nominated for several awards. Further recording works include among others Poulenc's QUATRE MOTETS POUR LE TEMPS DE NOËL with the Berlin Radio Chorus.
Nicolas Fink is a passionate ambassador of choral music and is devoted to connecting with a modern audience through his numerous outreach projects, including noted sing-along concerts at the EUROPEAN CHOIR GAMES in Riga, at the GRAND PRIX DER NATIONEN in the Philharmonie Berlin and at the Choir convention Europa Cantat in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He had the honor to be one of three jury members for the first-ever EUROVISION CHOIR CONTEST alongside John Rutter and Elīna Garanča, hosted by Eric Whitacre.
As an educator, Mr. Fink directed conducting workshops in Hong Kong and Indonesia, and co-directed the choral conducting masterclass at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival with Simon Halsey. Recently, he gave a workshop at Leipzig's prestigeous "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy" school of music.
Born in Switzerland, Nicolas Fink completed his studies with high honors in choral conducting from the Luzern Conservatory, where he also studied voice, earning his concert diploma as a baritone. Mr. Fink also participated in multiple international masterclasses in conducting and in voice, and he was a conducting fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2006.