Nick Ost started his musical career at the age of 11 at the ‘Jozef Pauly’ Academy in Ekeren. Subsequently, he studied euphonium with Bart van Neyghem at the Antwerp Conservatory. In 1994, he won the First Prize in the Gemeentekrediet ‘Pro Civitate’ Competition. He continued his studies at the Ghent Royal Conservatory and the Antwerp Royal Flemish Conservatory, graduating magna cum laude. In 1999, he became the winner of the Flemish Brass Band Competition for brass soloists. Ost was also granted the prize of ‘Laureate of the Tuba/Euphonium Competition’ in Manchester.
Ost performed as a euphonium player from 2001 until 2010 and was frequently awarded for his musical excellence. Meanwhile, he studied orchestral direction in Brussels and Leuven. Since 2008, he has been following international Conducting Masterclasses in London, St. Petersburg, Budapest and Moscow. He directed several orchestras, amongst others the St Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, the Rousse State Symphony Orchestra, the MAV Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Hermitage Symphony Orchestra, the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic.
Nick Ost currently lives in Norway, where he is musical director of the Tomra Brass Band, the Stordal Hornmusikklag and the Vatne Hornmusikklag. He also teaches at the Ørskogkulturskole and Stordalkulturskole. Besides, he is the guest conductor of the Romsdal Orchestra and the Kristiansund Symfoni Orchestra. Nick is also a guest professor at the Leuvens Lemmens Institute.