A United States citizen of Lebanese/Hungarian descent, with a French education, pianist Nada is a native of Beirut, Lebanon. Her piano training was hampered by the civil war. After only seven years of playing the piano, Nada was admitted to the Paris Conservatory, France, where she became the first woman from the Middle East to take First Prize.

She lived in Paris for several years before moving to the US, New York and Louisville.

She enjoys a career as a concert pianist, radio broadcaster and educator.

As an excellent communicator, “I speak music” is the motto which best describes her charismatic personality and talent to generate enthusiasm and love of classical music.

Notable Appearances

Orchestra Performances

  • Jupiter Symphony (NYC)
  • Fairmont Symphony (WV)
  • Belgrade Chamber Orchestra
  • Indiana University Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Louisville Orchestra (Louisville)
  • Lakeside Symphony (Ohio)

Solo Recitals/Chamber Music Performances

  • Dayton Arts Institute (Ohio)
  • Tri-Institutional Series Rockefeller University
  • Steinway Hall (NY)
  • Pikeville University (KY)
  • Stowe Performing Arts (CT)
  • WRCJ brunch series (Detroit, MI)
  • Cagliari Festival (Sardinia, Italy)
  • Assembly Hall (AUB)
  • Salle Montaigne (Beirut, Lebanon)
  • Montpellier festival (France)
  • Auditorium de Radio-France
  • Salle Gaveau (Paris, France)

Private/Special Performances

  • Washington (DC) for former president of the US
  • Lebanese American University/Institute for women studies in the Arab World (NY)
  • Norton Cancer Institute (Louisville, KY)
  • French Ministry of the Navy
  • Institut Curie (Paris, France)

Educator/Residencies

  • Indiana University (Assistant professor)
  • Bellarmine College (Artist in Residence)
  • Fairmont University (Artist in Residence)

Public Media Appearances

  • KET – Kentucky Educational Television
  • WHAS Television
  • WUOL, Classical Radio Louisville
  • NPR Radio
  • WCHQ Classical Hour
  • Arab/Lebanese Television

Radio Broadcaster

  • WUOL, Classical 90.5 FM
  • WCHQ, 100.9 FM

Press

“An astounding performance, a prodigious technique…”
Courier Journal, Louisville (Kentucky)

“Nada plays with a relentless power which infuses the music..”
Oakwood Register, Dayton (Ohio)

“An inspired performance … Nada played with confidence and poise…”
Herald Times, Bloomington (Indiana)

“The Grieg A minor piano concerto under Nada’s control and interpretation at the piano…. It was like hearing it for the first time… She played with style, passion, and thunder without being excessive or sentimental…”
Louisville, Freelance writing

“Nada has the modesty of the greatest. One can no longer find the interpreter, only the music, and that reverence of a hall left absolutely breathless.”
El Nahar (Middle East and Arab world)

“….there is no doubting Nada’s resonance with Brahms’ writing: she explores the quicksilver Variations on a Hungarian Theme with aplomb, and finds dignity in the Bach/Brahms Chaconne…”
International Piano, UK

“This is a gorgeous Brahms piano program from beginning to end…the exceptional playing and artistry of Nada”
Fanfare Magazine

“Nada’s interpretation … reveals the depth of poetry in Brahms’ music, and even makes it her own, in a uniquely insightful way – she brings out nuances & subtleties that are not always encountered in this music, and all of that is due to her artistry.”
Phoenix Classical, Canada

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