Music Series

Nikki Wei

Coming January 26, 2024

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Pianist Nikki Wei is known to have a powerful, yet thoughtful approach to making music, while communicating sensitivity and warmth through a diverse range of classical and modern repertoire.

Wei’s origins are culturally diverse. Born in Sydney, she also lived in Singapore, Xi’an, Beijing and Shanghai as a child. She started here musical journey with Professor Wu Yuan at the Primary School affiliated to Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. Wei continued her development at the Middle school affiliated Shanghai Conservatory with Professor Zhou Fan before returning to Beijing to study with Professor Wang Chun.

To further expand her education and world views, Wei moved back to Australia to study with Glenn Riddle at the Victoria College of the Arts Secondary School. Wei received her Bachelor of Music degree from Monash University under the tutelage of Kenji Fujimura. She then moved to Toronto, where she accepted a full scholarship to study with renowned artist John Perry and David Louie in the Artist Diploma Program at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music. She received her Master of Music in Piano Performance from University of Toronto under the guidance of Enrico Elisi. Wei is currenting pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, she studied with Awadagin Pratt, and is now studying with Polina Bespalko.

Nikki Wei has received numerous awards and have performed extensively world-wide. Notable awards include: first place at The Internationaler Klaviersommer Cochem, first place at The South Eastern Music Festival, winner of Jascha Spivakovsky Piano Competition, and a Finalist of Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition. Wei was also featured in a soon-to-be-released documentary detailing the life of Grammy nominated artist Awadagin Pratt.