A graduate of the Canberra School of Music, Nicole Divall left Australia in 1992 to begin graduate studies at the University of North Texas before entering the Emerson Quartet Graduate String Quartet program in Hartford, Connecticut for 2 years as a member of the Canberra String Quartet. Following completion of that program, she received her Masters from the University of Michigan.
A prizewinner in the 1997 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, she has performed at numerous festivals in the US. An experienced Chamber musician, Nikki has appeared as guest violist with the St Petersburg String Quartet, the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, the American String Quartet and has performed Mendelssohn’s Octet with the Emerson Quartet.
Nikki has held the position of Principal Viola with the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Cleveland-San Jose Ballet, the Cleveland Opera, and Cleveland’s baroque ensemble Apollo’s Fire. She has appeared as Guest Principal with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and joined members of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for the premiere of their ensemble series in 2004. Nikki has performed as soloist with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony on frequent occasions and her performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 with Apollo’s Fire can be heard on the Electra label.
Chair sponsored by Ian Lansdown