Björn Nyman

- clarinet

The Finnish clarinetist Björn Nyman (born in 1977) is one of the leading clarinetists of his generation in the Nordic region, and is a sough-after chamber musician and soloist. He holds the position as Principal Clarinet in the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and in the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.

Björn Nyman is a prizewinner in two of the world’s most prestigious clarinet competitions: the ARD competition in 2003 and the Carl Nielsen competition 2005. In both competitions, he was in addition awarded a special prize for his interpretation of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, and in the ARD also the prize for best interpretation of the commissioned new piece. Furthermore, Nyman was awarded the first price in the Crusell competition 2002, the ConocoPhillipps' Young Artist competition the same year and the Yamaha Music Foundation Europe competition in 2000.