Nikki Federman, violist, is an active performer and teacher in the New York City area. She performs world-wide in halls ranging from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Austria’s Festspiele Haus and other venues in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music’s Orchestral Performance program under the tutelage of Karen Dreyfus, Nikki has performed with the New York City Opera, the New World Symphony, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, and alongside members of the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
A sought-after studio musician, Nikki has recorded for the Sony Classical and Centaur Labels, and can be heard in various film soundtracks for 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures. At home in multiple genres, Nikki has appeared on the Letterman Show, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and with pop artists Bruno Mars, Macy Gray, Deltron 3030 and M83, among others. Nikki also played in the Radio City Spring Spectacular and for the Broadway show If/Then with Idina Menzel.
Nikki studied with Nardo Poy and graduated from Princeton University with high honors. While at Princeton, Nikki was a member of the Princeton University String Quartet, mentored by the Brentano String Quartet. Winner of the Lillian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music Competition in 2007, Nikki continues to be an active chamber musician and performs with the Morningside String Trio and the Dynamic Motion Company Quartet, a chamber music and dance collaborative project.