Nina Weber


St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

I currently am pursuing a Master of Music in Viola Performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

Alpine Bank Chair

Nina holds an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia where she studied with Marina Thibeault on full scholarship. While studying in Vancouver, she founded the Genesis Trio which won 2nd prize at the National Finals of the Canadian Music Competition. Summer festivals have included Domaine Forget, the Audience Engagement Intensive at Carnegie Hall, and for two consecutive years, she was selected as a principal violist for The National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I sang in a competitive choir for ten years. Every summer we would travel to compete in international competitions and in 2015, we won Choir of the World at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

Name three of your favorite composers:
What a difficult question to answer! If I had to pick three they would be Johannes Brahms, Maurice Ravel, and Béla Bartók.

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
I love to swim, hike, and I am an avid knitter.

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
To learn from and work with incredible musicians and conductors while performing spectacular repertoire in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I have not attended a summer festival in two years because of the pandemic and am thrilled to share some music once again.