The Swedish violist Ellen Nisbeth has performed with orchestras such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Brandenburger Symphoniker, collaborating with conductors including Neeme Järvi, Daniel Blendulf and Santtu-Matias Rouvali. She has premièred a viola concerto written to her by Britta Byström, as well as her own version, published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen, of Arne Nordheim’s cello concerto Tenebrae.
A frequent guest at prestigious festivals including the Bergen International Festival, Risør Chamber Music Festival, Mora Vinterfest and Verbier, Ellen Nisbeth has performed with musicians such as Martin Fröst, Leif Ove Andsnes, Akiko Suwanai, Daniel Hope, Truls Mørk, Alexander Melnikov and Bengt Forsberg.
She has studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Royal College of Music in London. Ellen Nisbeth regularly gives masterclasses and, since 2015, has been associate professor at the Music Department of Stavanger University.
Ellen Nisbeth is the recipient of both the Swedish and the Nordic Soloist Prize. In the season 2017/18 she has been selected for the Rising Star programme of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), performing in venues such as Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Barbican Centre, London; Musikverein, Vienna; and Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.