David Nyberg is a freelance percussionist based in New York City. He has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Symphony, New York City Opera, New York Pops, Seattle Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Stamford Symphony, Opera Orchestra of New York and was principal timpanist with the Asia Pacific-United Symphony at the United Nations.
David was the percussionist for the entire 14 year Broadway production of Mamma Mia! and has also held the regular percussion chairs for the Broadway productions of Cats, Seussical and Liza’s at the Palace. Other Broadway credits include: The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, the Lion King, The King and I, Passion, and Les Miserables, among others.
He has performed with Aretha Franklin, Kristen Chenoweth, and toured extensively with Liza Minnelli. David also performed with the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, the Mingus Epitaph conducted by Gunther Schuller and with the U.S. Military Band at West Point. In 2012 David recorded the CD “Solos for the Virtuoso Tympanist” by Fred D. Hinger. This is the collection of all 10 of Mr. Hinger’s solo tympani pieces.
David holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music where he was a scholarship student of Fred D. Hinger. David is a Performing Artist for Freer Percussion and Yamaha Percussion Instruments.