Nikki Federman, violist, is an active performer and teacher in the New York City area. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music’s Orchestral Performance program under the tutelage of Karen Dreyfus, Nikki performs with the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Nikki also has performed with the New York City Opera, and the New World Symphony.
A sought-after studio musician, Nikki has recorded for the Sony Classical and Centaur Labels, and can be heard in various film soundtracks. Nikki also played in the Radio City Spring, Summer, and Christmas Spectaculars and for the Broadway show If/Then, King Kong: Alive on Broadway, and currently The Lion King.
Nikki received her Suzuki teacher training from the School for Strings and enjoys teaching students of all ages using a variety of methods. She was faculty at The Mozart Academy, the Tone Academy of Music, and the Artistic Director of Interplay, an afterschool strings program. Nikki has also taught for numerous outreach programs in New York City schools.
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 enjoys performing with her colleagues.