Q: Tell us about yourself.
Hi there! I’m a student at the New England Conservatory studying with Ayano Ninomiya. I’ve made solo debuts with the Plano Symphony and Baylor Orchestras, and festival appearances at Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Concertgebouw, Elbphilharmonie, Kozerthaus Berlin, and Tanglewood among others. I love playing in orchestra and am a Co-Founder of Through the Staff, an organization that provides free online music lessons to those who could otherwise not have access to them. Additionally, I teach on faculty at the Trala School of Music.
Q: What differentiates you and your work from others?
Music isn’t just about the final performance, but the journey that affects the result. I believes in the inherent value of musical education and exposure, and thus have steered my work toward a direction that is accessible for the vast majority. You can find me performing in Candlelight Concerts around the US and actively sharing practice and educational content on my Instagram @nikkinaghaviviolin.