Fans and followers of Nina McIntire who describe the ease with which she performs on the piano as ‘child’s play’ could often be taken literally. This talented artist and performer, born and raised in St. Petersburg was playing her first songs on the piano almost before she could walk. This extraordinary musical talent certainly did not go unnoticed, when, at the tender age of four she took up the violin, the instrument which accompanied her during her professional musical studies in Moscow and marked the beginning of a seemingly endless successful musical career .
At the age of 24 she completed her degree in Master of the Fine Arts at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and soon became an accomplished and extremely sought-after violin soloist, giving concerts world-wide, particularly in Japan, Mexico and many parts of Europe. As a member of several prestigious chamber music ensembles she has also made her mark in the music industry.
Her love for the piano has never waned and she has recently been very active on the international music scene as a pianist, presenting her latest project ‘Ivory Fantasy’- a fascinating combination of classical music and her own compositions arranged in a revolutionary modern style, integrating a variety of musical genres such as ragtime, jazz, pop and blues. The popularity of this project is already reflected in the extremely successful concerts in Finland, Russia, Germany and the United States.
McIntire has always placed great importance on the effort to reach a wide audience and she hopes that her innovative and original compositions, together with her passion in presentation and joy of performing will spark off an ever-growing enthusiasm for this type of music.
The combination of classical and modern music reveals a unique quality of freshness which gives it a very appealing character - her concerts are increasingly attracting people of the younger generation. The ‘ivory enchantress’ has succeeded in removing the divide between the traditional, classical genre and modern, popular music, fascinating and inspiring young and old alike.