Nicole Panizza has emerged as one the UK’s leading vocal accompanists, recitalists and
coaches. Nicole studied at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, South Australia before
continuing her postgraduate studies in London with Malcolm Martineau and Roger Vignoles.
She has recently been awarded her Doctor of Music degree (Royal College of Music, UK); a
study that focused on American art song settings of the poet Emily Dickinson.
Nicole worked in Australia for Opera Australia and the Cologne and Covent Garden Opera
Awards. In London she worked as Education Manager for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
In Ireland she has been a staff member of the Dublin Institute of Technology (Conservatory of
Music and Drama) and University College Cork and has worked as an examiner for the Royal
Irish Academy of Music. Nicole has been the recipient of many awards and bursaries
including the Royal College of Music’s Doctoral scholarship (2005) and the Marc and Eva
Stern Fellowship at the internationally renowned festival Songfest in Malibu, USA (2009). In
the same year she was awarded an Irish Fulbright Award (Performing Arts) for research as a
Visiting Fellow at both Harvard University and Manhattan School of Music (USA). She has
given key lectures and performances at the National Concert Hall (Ireland), University of
Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Singapore,
University of Bonn, University of Adelaide, Amherst College (USA) and the National Gallery,
Victoria and Albert Museum and St James’ Piccadilly in London.
Recent research includes an internationally released album Nature
(in iTunes) with the New-York based
soprano Jane Sheldon, which has been nominated for Australian Classical Album of the Year
2014. Recent/future projects include performances and lectures at the Oxford Literary
Festival 2015 (UK), University of Portsmouth (2015) and University of Vancouver (2015).
Nicole is a founding staff member of the Zerere Arts Foundation in Portugal and a founding
member of OzMosis, a chamber ensemble that specialises in contemporary Australian music.
She currently holds the position of Course Director/Senior Lecturer in Music Performance at
Coventry University (U.K.). Further information can be found at www.nicolepanizza.com.