Nadia is a violist based in Manchester, currently working as an instrumental tutor, project manager, and freelancer. Having graduated from the University of Manchester last year learning with Lucy Nolan, Nadia plans to join the Royal Northern College of Music in September for further postgraduate study. While initially a first study pianist, Nadia started the viola at the age of 10 and went on to gain music scholarships and enter competitions on both instruments. Following a performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto at the age of 13, she went on to study at Junior Trinity Laban Conservatoire to have lessons with Helen Reid and Michael Posner. Being in demand as a violist, this setting encouraged her love for ensemble playing, with performance highlights in quartet, orchestral and contemporary ensemble groups at prestigious venues such as Cadogan Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, and Glyndebourne. After accepting a music scholarship at Trinity School, she joined the Trinity Piano Academy and started lessons with Nigel Clayton, regularly performing in masterclasses with the Maggini Quartet and taking part in Pro Corda ensemble competitions with her piano quartet. Since joining the university of Manchester, Nadia switched to the viola as her first study and has played with ensembles such as MUSS, The Untold Orchestra, No Dice, Opera Shack, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera, Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, and the Northern Philharmonic Orchestra. Alongside quartet projects, Nadia has a passion for contemporary repertoire and session work. Previous highlights have been playing alongside Bill Laurance with the Untold Orchestra and recording for Tugboat Captain at Abbey Road Studios. Nadia looks forward to receiving a new commission for solo viola and electronics next year.