July 7, 2020

8 - Nikki Naghavi

8 - Nikki Naghavi

This week on the Violin Podcast we invite Dallas violinist Nikki Naghavi where we get to discuss her time as an NEC student, her competition experience, and practice tips to all violinists looking to improve their playing. 

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Nikki Naghavi

Nikki Naghavi, a native of Dallas, Texas, began her violin studies with Nicolette Solomon at the Suzuki Institute of Dallas and later continued with Emanuel Borok. She currently studies at the New England Conservatory of Music with Ayano Ninomiya.

Nikki has performed at esteemed halls throughout Europe and the USA such as Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Elbphilharmonie, Concertgebouw, as a part of Tanglewood, Bowdoin, and Round Top Music Festivals. She had her solo debut in January 2018 with the Baylor Chamber Orchestra, and she soloed with the Plano Symphony in March of that year. She also won 3rd prize at the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition and was concertmaster of Texas All-State Symphony orchestra, Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and the New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra on several occasions