Thai - Swiss pianist, Nina Leo has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician and is a prizewinner of numerous festivals and competitions. She has given solo recitals in many venues worldwide such as Steinway Hall, St Martin in the Fields, The Amadeus Centre, and Goethe Auditorium. Nina also participates in various instrumental ensembles including an appearance with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a one-month concert tour with the Amici Piano Quartet aboard a five-star cruise liner. She has also performed as a soloist at various festivals, competitions and masterclasses for eminent music critics and pedagogues and has premiered several works by contemporary composers. Nina has a broad spectrum of musical interests covering all genres and is active in many fields of the musical profession including performance, education, and research.
Nina's musical training began in her hometown of Chiang Mai, Thailand where she studied piano with Professor Bennett Lerner before continuing on to Cornell University in New York where she studied English Literature and Music. Nina then moved on to attend the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she gained her LRAM (Licentiate of The Royal Academy of Music) Teaching Diploma in 2006 and graduated from the BMus Course in Piano Performance with Honours in 2009.
In the past few years, Nina has had numerous concert tours of Thailand and solo recitals in Steinway Hall, Lauderdale House, and The Foundling Museum, amongst other venues. Nina recently performed in The Bloomsbury Festival in London and at the 1901 Arts Club as part of London Open House. She also recorded Debussy's L'Isle Joyeuse for a music video at 137 Pillars House Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Future plans for include an emphasis on the transcriptions and reinventions of Baroque musical forms by Romantic and 20th Century composers, and this focus will be incorporated in recital programs across Thailand and Europe.