Nicole Hu has grown as an acclaimed young pianist under the guidance of her teachers Ian Parker, Victor Rosenbaum, Orlando Pandolfi, Mila Filatova, Ross Salvosa, and Donna Fishwick. A rising senior at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, Nicole also studies at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and has continued her development over the summers at the Curtis Institute of Music Young Artists Summer Program, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the Music Without Borders Festival.
A passionate and dedicated performer, Nicole has received 50 First Prizes in competition, including placing Gold in the Steinway Young Artist Competition this year and receiving the “National Jury’s Favorite Award” in the Canadian Music Competition. Nicole also finished First Place in the American Protégé International Concerto Competition in 2021 and received the First Prize in the Seattle International Piano Festival in 2020.
Nicole gave her first concerto performance with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the age of 10. Since then, she has performed as a soloist with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, the West Coast Symphony Orchestra, and the Nashua Chamber Orchestra. Many of her concerts support charitable causes, including the British Columbia Children’s Hospital. During the pandemic, Nicole has performed for senior living communities in her area.