Nadine has performed on many major international concert platforms
Her introduction to Paolo Fazioli two years ago led to a personal invitation to demonstrate his pianos at the 2010 MusikMesse in Frankfurt and to give a solo recital at St. James’s Church, Piccadilly. Also in great demand as teacher and chamber music coach, Nadine has a thriving private practice.
Both as a performer and teacher, Nadine quickly gained a reputation for being a great communicator with her audiences and her students. Having won many awards and completed a Master of Music degree at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in 2005, Nadine is now striving to make music more therapeutic and enjoyable for both players and listeners.
Nadine was born in Hammersmith, London, and started piano at the age of three following a move to the southern suburbs. It was five years later when she began taking lessons with Judith Burton, the internationally acclaimed pianist and pedagogue. During the next decade while studying with Judith, Nadine developed a love for performing and a realisation of the value of great teaching. Prior to studying at the RNCM, Nadine gave many public performances and in 1999, reached the Regional Finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year as well as winning the North London Competition. Nadine also gave many solo performances at venues including Steinway Hall, London, the Irish Embassy to the Holy See in Rome and a concerto performance at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon,
Nadine’s time at the RNCM gave her an invaluable education and insight into the professional music industry. Her time spent studying with Kathryn Stott and Carole Presland, gave her great ability and versatility as a pianist that led to an exciting variety of performances as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral pianist in many of the RNCM’s international music festivals. During her time there, Nadine was awarded the Shirley Cattarall prize for piano and performed in master classes to distinguished artists such as Stephen Hough, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Martin Roscoe, and Alexander Melnikov. As part of the RNCM Horn Trio, Nadine received the 2003 Sir Max Bemrose Bursary Award. Following this, the trio gave a number of performances in the UK, and a partnership with the horn player from the trio resulted in winning the RNCM Wind and Piano Duo Competition in 2005. Alongside performing, Nadine’s curiosity in concert management grew, resulting in a year spent working with the RNCM’s concerts manager, which led to a part-time position assisting the orchestra manager of the Manchester Camerata, and working as Team Co-ordinator for the Lake District Summer Music festival in 2005.
In the same year, a close friendship with violinist Hazel Ross led to the formation of a violin and piano duo. The duo recorded together, gave many concerts and after a short break, has reunited to perform once again. During this time, Nadine also travelled to the Czech Republic to take lessons with professor Vera Mullerova. This led to Nadine’s last fling with competition playing, which resulted in winning 3rd prize in the International Anglo Czech-Slovak Competition in 2007. As well as working with Hazel Ross, Nadine is also an accompanist for sopranos Susan Jiwey and Ingrid Macody-Lund-Fraser. In 2009 Nadine accompanied and worked with Ingrid Macody-Lund-Fraser for Opera Evolution, a Lottery funded recital and education project that will be touring in Norway in 2012.
Nadine continues to enjoy a busy performing schedule, giving regular performances throughout the UK. She loves to play to audiences of all kinds, in many diverse settings from house concerts to concert halls. She also enjoys doing outreach work in care homes and is now running a series of concerts at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, for mothers and infants as part of the Classical Babies programme.
As a teacher, Nadine gives regular student concerts and music workshops with her husband (jazz musician Paul Cavaciuti) and after three years of teaching piano and chamber music at the LMFL International Summer Music Course, Nadine and Paul are making plans for the future to set up their own music school. Nadine is also proud to be a trustee for the Robert Bouffler Music Trust, whose generous support in her earlier years made it possible to continue her journey as a musician.