Nina Kiva is currently studying at the Royal College of Music for a masters degree with Melissa Phelps, generously supported by a Martin Harris Scholarship and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. She recently received a first class degree from the institution on completion of her undergraduate studies with Thomas Carroll. Prior to this, Nina was a student of Alexander Boyarsky at the Purcell School of Music.
As a chamber musician, Nina has performed in many venues across the UK, including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and Champs Hill. In 2018, she was invited to give a series of concerts in Washington, Beijing and Delhi with the Alessio Piano Trio. She regularly performs in various ensembles, recently performing in the relaunch concert of the Bath Festival Orchestra. At the RCM, Nina has performed Mendelssohn’s Octet alongside Maxim Vengerov.
She was selected for the English National Opera Evolve Scheme 2018-2019, as well as featuring in some performances with the orchestra. in 2019, Nina was selected for the BBC Symphony Orchestra Scheme and the London Symphony Orchestra String Experience scheme. Nina has been a member of the EUYO since 2018, and was Co - Principal cellist during the 2019 tours. She is currently on trial with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for the Co – Principal position.
Nina has also participated in many masterclasses with Pinchas Zukermann, Bruno Delepelaire, Nicola Benedetti, Guy Johnston, Johannes Goritzki, Zuill Bailey and Torleif Thedeen.