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Summary Information


  • Fernando NINA was born in 1989 in Tirana, Albania
  • Nationality: Albanian, Greek naturalized citizen
  • Current Country of Residence: Germany

Musical Studies Abroad:

  • Municipal Music School in Lamia, Greece (1997-2007)
    Teacher(s): Vangjel Nina
  • Bachelor preparatory year with Reiner Ginzel, Professor of Cello in Hochschule für Müsik München, Germany (2007-2008)
  • Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht, Netherlands (2008-2012)
    Teacher(s): Timora Rosler
  • Hochschule für Müsik Köln, Germany (2012-2015)
    Teacher(s): Maria Kliegel



Nina is an award winning cellist counting more than 13 international prizes on his racks. As an artist sponsored by the prestigious Onassis Foundation, he trained at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.

Following completion of his studies at several of the best world renown institutions, he performed in some of the most famous international venues and festivals.
These include venues such as Herodus Atticus Athens, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam, WDR Funkhaus Köln, and festivals like Cello Biënnale Amsterdam, Athens & Epidaurus Festival and Classic Clash Festival.

In addition, he also shared stage performances with eminent orchestras and artists such as Johannes Moser, Schumann Quartet, Symphoniacs, Sternal Symphonic Society feat. Pablo Held Trio, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra to name a few.
In testament to the diversity of his work, he has created soundtracks for TV shows and films for major broadcasting platforms.

Nina weaves the threads of a vibrant classical musical identity with the contrasting fibers of a more underground artistic musical character, drawing inspiration from urban aesthetics, street art and street fashion. He distills and infuses the essence of each of these sources into the creation of his music, establishing himself as a modern sound alchemist.

Nina’s instrument is a modern acoustic Urs W. Mächler cello endorsed to his name. He is currently pursuing one of his career interests as a cello teacher at the Music School of the Federal City of Bonn.

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