Anders Nyqvist was born in 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 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 a soloist and with chamber music ensembles at most of the major festivals and concert venues. As a soloist, he has performed with ensembles and orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, and Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich.
Since 2009, he has taught trumpet for the Performance Practice in Contemporary Music degree program, 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, Pierluigi Billone, Nina Šenk, and Roland Freisitzer.
Anders Nyqvist has also participated in a great number of CD, DVD and television productions.