Nina Swope

VIOLINIST | PERFORMER | EDUCATOR

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Based in Orlando, FL


Hailing from Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, Nina and her family immigrated to America in 1992 — shortly after the collapse of the USSR.
 After several years of Nina's strong urge and persistence to learn violin, her grandfather, who is a professional violinist, introduced Nina to the violin and began musical instruction at the age of 7. She immediately displayed signs of true, organic talent. She was performing for State of Florida officials at the age of 9 and never looked back. Nina is 4th generation direct descendent of Leopold Auer’s violin pedagogy. Leopold Auer’s most notable students include Jascha Heifetz, Mischa Elman, and Efrem Zimbalist. She attended art magnet schools throughout grade school, which led to a full scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.
 Nina's past strenuous classical music tutelage does not hold her back from being extraordinarily versatile. She has collaborated with Sofia Carson, OneRepublic, Chicago! on Broadway, STYX, Bernadette Peters, Time for Three, Ramin Djawadi, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bolton, and many more. She has also had the privilege of performing under the baton of the notable John Williams, JoAnn Falletta, and Jun-Ho Pak, to name a few.
Nina recently relocated to Orlando, Florida with her husband and son. Her musical presence has already been made known - performing at local weddings, corporate gatherings, church services, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Craig Turley Orchestra, and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, Nina arranges and composes her own music. Stay tuned for her EP Album. She is also a private violin teacher, carrying a studio of 16 students, and an advocate for the arts in public schools, as well as street performing.

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