Esther Nyberg was born in Chicago and began playing the piano at the age of four. A winner of numerous scholarships and awards, Ms. Nyberg has performed in venues in the United States and Europe, including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Chicago’s Symphony Center, Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center, The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Cremona’s Museo del Violino, and Salzburg’s Wiener Saal. As concerto soloist, she has appeared with the Skokie Valley Symphony, the Chicago College of Performing Arts Symphony, and Portugal’s Orquestra de Camara de Cascais e Oeiras. She has participated in several summer music programs, most recently the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria, where she received the Outstanding Lieder Collaborative Pianist Award. She has also performed in solo and collaborative masterclasses conducted by Barbara Bonney, Bo Skovhus, Martin Katz, Ingrid Fliter, Jeremy Denk, and Boris Berman, among others.
Ms. Nyberg holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Catholic University of America and a Master of Music degree from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, where she recently received a Performance Diploma studying under scholarship with Ludmila Lazar. Her past principal teachers include Ivo Kaltchev, Whe Do Kim, and Denis Moffat.