United Kingdom

Nina Kiva

Nina Kiva started playing the cello at the age of four, and received her initial music education at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. She went on to join the Purcell School three years later, continuing her studies with Alexander Boyarsky.

Nina has given two recitals at the Beniamino Gigli Concert Hall as part of Boyarsky's annual masterclass courses in Italy, and has performed as a soloist with the Vanbrugh Ensemble. In 2018, Nina received the Unaccompanied Bach Prize in the RCM Cello Competition.

Alongside solo performance, Nina has performed with various chamber groups in venues such as Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James’ Palace and Cadogan Hall. She has received coaching from Pinchas Zukermann and Nicola Benedetti with the Alessio Piano Trio. They have performed at various venues together in London and the UK Embassies in Washington, Beijing and Delhi. This year, Nina performed Mendellsohn’s Octet with other RCM musicians lead by Maxim Vengerov.

Nina recently graduated from the Royal College of Music with a first class degree. She is continuing her studies at the institution for a Master degree with Melissa Phelps and is generously supported by a Martin Harris scholarship. She has participated in various orchestral projects, and has worked with conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Juraj Valcuha and John Wilson, and has also played alongside Maxim Vengerov and Nicola Benedetti. Aswell as her orchestral experience at the RCM, she is also part of the Alessio Piano Trio. Nina has also participated in many masterclasses with Bruno Delepelaire, Guy Johnston, Johannes Goritzki, Zuill Bailey and Torleif Thedeen.

Nina is an extremely passionate orchestral player. She has been a member of the EUYO for two years, and has performed with other orchestras in London such as the English National Opera, London Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra.