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"A confident, accurate, powerful articulate interpreter......limpid refinement in the adagio and exquisitely vanishing pianissimos that truly told."

---- Boston Musical Intelligencer


Nan Ni was born in Anhui, China and began studying piano at the age of five.Most recently, she won the first prize at 2022 Fou Ts’ong International Concerto Competition presented by the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts in Boston. Described by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as “a confident, accurate, powerful articulate interpreter”, her performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Mercury Orchestra at Jordan Hall also brought praise for her “limpid refinement in the adagio and exquisitely vanishing pianissimos that truly told”.

Her other awards include first prize at the Los Angeles Young Musician International Piano Competition, third prize at the Conero International Piano Competition, second prize at the Shenzhen Piano Open Competition. She’s a three-time winner of the Piano Department Honors Competition at NEC. A recipient of the Tan Family Grant Scholarship at NEC, she was also awarded a Shanghai Government Scholarship and Niu Ende Piano Music Scholarship and won the Audience Award at the winners’ concert.

Nan has participated in many prestigious music festivals including the Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Music Academy of the West, at which she was awarded solo piano full scholarships in 2020 and 2021. She has taken master classes from Arie Vardi, Jeremy Denk, and Dmitry Alexeev, among other distinguished musicians.


​Nan has previously attended Music Middle School affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory for nine years studying under Natalia Filippova. She graduated from New England Conservatory, where she studied with Bruce Brubaker, with a Bachelor’s degree in 2021 and Master’s degree in 2023. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree at NEC studying under Bruce Brubaker and Alessio Bax.


Nan is also an organist under the instruction of Thomas Handel at NEC. She has performed as a solo organist at the Church of the Covenant in Boston, as well as with the NEC concert choir and chamber singers. As an active chamber musician, she and her chamber music partners have won the first prize in the Chamber Music Competition at Shanghai Conservatory.


Apart from music, she holds great passion for ancient Chinese poetry and Pre-Raphaelite paintings.

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