A graduate of the Juilliard School, the British pianist Nicola Eimer has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe, America and Asia. She was a prize winner at the Dudley, John Lill and the Royal Overseas League competitions, and was also a featured performer on the Tillett Trust Young Artists Platform, leading to recitals and concerto performances across the UK.
Nicola has performed at St. Martin-in-the Fields, St John's Smith Square, the Barbican and Wigmore Hall, and has played at the Purcell Room for the Kirckman Concert Society and the Park Lane Group. She has made regular appearances for the London Chopin Society since first performing in their gala at Wigmore Hall in 1997.
As a chamber musician, Nicola was a founding member of the Eimer Piano Trio, with whom she performed for over ten years. She now regularly collaborates with other musicians such as Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas, Richard Harwood, Ziyu He, Ariel Horowitz, Fenella Humphreys, Christoph Richter and Maria Wloszczowska.
Nicola works as a regular class pianist for the IMS masterclasses in Prussia Cove, and has taken part in their annual Open Chamber Music sessions. She has also been a class pianist for Ralph Kirshbaum at the London Masterclasses. Nicola has been an official accompanist for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and the Menuhin International Violin Competition, and will be returning to play for their Geneva competition in April 2018.
Beginning her studies in London with Danielle Salamon, Nicola was awarded a scholarship to study with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music. She won many of the piano and chamber music prizes at the Academy, and received generous support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Delphine de Martelly Trust. In 2000 she won a Fulbright Scholarship to study on the Master's programme at the Juilliard School in New York with Joseph Kalichstein.
Nicola is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, and she teaches piano and chamber music at both their Junior and Senior Departments. She was recently appointed specialist piano tutor on the Academy’s LRAM course.
"Nicola Eimer is an outstanding artist"
- The Strad Magazine