Minna Nyberg is a versatile Finnish soprano specialized in baroque music. She performs with choirs, ensembles and orchestras both in Finland and abroad. She has sung with several well-known groups such as Collegium Vocale Gent (conductor Philippe Herreweghe), La Petite Bande (conductor Sigiswald Kuijken), FiBO Players and Göteborg Baroque and toured in Europe (e.g. Concertgebouw in Amsterdam) and Japan. She has sung the soprano parts in the works of Bach, Buxtehude, Couperin, Handel, Vivaldi and Mozart.
Minna is also an experienced stage artist. In 2005 she won first prize in the Finnish national poetry recital competition Eino Leinon jalanjäljillä (In Eino Leino’s Footsteps). She has since then performed in staged several productions: Händel’s opera Almira, Monteverdi’s opera L’Orfeo, Uttini’s and Johnsen’s opera Birger Jarl och Mechtild, Ilkka Kuusisto’s Fjärlin Vingad, Jää minuun (Stay With Me) and the dramatized concerts Kadonnut valo – Sisar Marianan rakkaus (Lost Light – Sister Mariana’s Love) and La Donna Barbara – The Life of Female Baroque Composer Barbara Strozzi.
In 2014 Minna began specializing in the art of historical gesture (also called historically informed acting) from the 17th and 18th centuries. She has performed several gesture concerts in Finland. Her play The Crab – Change is the Remedy for the Ills of Life (2021), in which she took on the roles of actor, dramaturge and stage director, received broad media coverage and was appreciated by the public as well as critics. Presently Minna is Finland’s only specialist in the art of historical gesture.
Minna is a founding member of the vocal group Trio Flamme, which specializes in Finnish-Swedish theatre music. The trio has toured in Finland and Sweden, and has produced several concert programs featuring composers such as Erna Tauro and Bengt Ahlfors. Trio Flamme received the Erna Tauro Award in 2020.
Minna graduated as a music teacher from Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in 2008. She has studied classical singing with Tanja Kauppinen-Savijoki, Ulla Ståhl-Grapes and Matti Pelo. Minna has studied baroque singing with Susanne Rydén. She has also studied poetry recital with Eilakjaija Sippo. In 2005 Minna received her Master’s Degree in musicology from Åbo Akademi University. In her thesis she explored the life and works of Finnish theater musician Erna Tauro. Minna is Finland’s Tauro specialist.