Biography

Nina Rideout’s guitar playing has been described as “enchanting” and audience reactions are often enthusiastic and warm. Her beautiful sound and ability to perform with the utmost sensitivity have been widely praised.

 

As a soloist, Nina has performed at The National Gallery, Romsey Abbey, Mottisfont (National Trust) and County Hall London, to name a few.

 

She has also been part of a guitar duo, with Derek Hasted – and they performed together under the name “Nina & Frederek”. This is now on ice – and Nina is concentrating on her solo career. 

 

Nina studied guitar with Carlos Bonell, Professor at The Royal College of Music and Roland Chadwick, composer, solo performer, member of the Modern Guitar Trio. She’s also studied with Gilbert Biberian, Professor at Trinity College of Music, whilst reading music at London University.

 

Recently, her video of To a Wild Rose was selected by The MacDowell Colony in USA, for display on Edward MacDowell’s own page of the Portable MacDowell website. Link to PageEarly on, she won The Guitar Recital Cup at the Southampton Music Festival.

 

Nina holds a first-class degree from The Open University, achieving Distinctions in all graded modules. She is a member of The Incorporated Society of Musicians. 

 

She’s also played in masterclasses, with internationally acclaimed performers, including Alirio Diaz, Roland Dyens, Stepan Rak, Ben Verdery, Nigel North, Gary Ryan and William Kanengiser.

 

Nina’s guitar journey began when she was 10, with Tristram Cary, (nephew of composer Tristram Cary, pioneer of electronic music and a composer of music for BBC TV’s “Doctor Who”). In her teens, she was taught by Myer Rosen.

 

A bit of trivia: Nina’s family is very musical and her parents decided to name their new baby, after the 1960s Danish-Dutch singing duo, Nina & Frederik, depending on whether a boy or girl was born. Nina, it was!