Mercury Orchestra

Nan Ni, piano


Nan Ni was born in Anhui, China. She began studying piano at the age of five. At 10, she was admitted to the Music Middle School affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music studying under Natalia Filippova. She graduated from the New England Conservatory in 2021 with a Bachelor of Music and is continuing at NEC for her master’s degree with Bruce Brubaker, chair of the Piano Department.

Nan won 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 and is 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 the 2020 Sharon and David Bradford Full Scholarship and 2021 Hyon Chough and Maurice Singer Full Scholarship in solo piano. She has taken master classes from Arie Vardi, Jeremy Denk, and Dmitry Alexeev, among other distinguished musicians.

Nan is also an organist studying under 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 fellow chamber music partners have won the first prize in the Chamber Music Competition at Shanghai Conservatory.

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