Biography

 “You have real individuality in your playing and a great sweetness of tone”
– Ealing Competition, London

Award winning Maltese violinist Nadine Galea has performed all over Europe including Austria, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Malta, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia and across Italy and the UK, in prestigious venues such as London’s Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Victoria and Albert Museum, St James’s Piccadilly, The National Gallery, Geneva’s Victoria Hall, Houses of Parliament and Malta’s Prime Minister Auberge (Malta Arts Festival).  She has performed for Prince William, Jeremy Corbyn, Judi Dench, Will.i.am, the EU delegates in The Hague and Geneva and performed private house concerts for pop star Madonna and Tim Berners Lee. As an orchestral player, she has performed in venues such as the London Royal Festival Hall, the Berlin Konzerthaus and Amsterdam Concertgebouw for princess Beatrix and worked with conductors such as Sir Colin Davis (EUYO) and Bernard Haitink.

Nadine has recently performed as soloist accompanied by the United Nations Orchestra to a full house at the prestigious Victoria Hall in Geneva on the occasion of Europe Day. She performed for HRH The Queen of England at Buckingham Palace for the CHOGM opening ceremony, broadcast on BBC 2, for the Heads of Government of all Commonwealth countries and distinguished guests, and for all of the Royal Family on several occasions. Nadine has also performed for Malta’s heads of state on numerous occasions, most recently as guest violinist with world renowned tenor Joseph Calleja which was broadcast on national TV. She was also one of the nine finalists of the Yamaha Foundation of Europe, been selected as a Concordia Foundation Artist, had works dedicated to her such as Ruben Zahra’s Crimson Sunrise and her live recording of Boulanger’s Nocturne was aired on BBC Radio London.

Nadine is a very versatile violinist and apart from her classical work, she is a member of the Maltese folk-fusion quintet Nafra, performing in festivals such as the Mediterraneo Jazz Festival (Italy) and Folkest broadcast on Slovenian TV (alongside Jethro Tull), a member of ZHL String Quartet performing interactive comedy performances in Covent Garden and the blues/latin/gypsy influenced Marini Trio performing in leading venues such as the Jazz Cafe,  Ronnie Scott’s bar, Troubadour, The 02 for Europe’s largest Blues Fest and the Royal Albert Hall.

Nadine graduated from the Royal College of Music, London with both a Bachelors and Masters degree under professors Dona Lee Croft, Radu Blidar and Jazz violin with Christian Garrick. She is sponsored by the EMI, Joseph Calleja and Janatha Stubbs foundations, private donors and several competitive UK awards. Aged sixteen, she was handpicked and awarded a two-year scholarship by the legendary Trio di Trieste to study chamber music with them and the Trio di Parma in Italy.

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