Nikki has just graduated from post-graduate study under the tuition of renowned Soprano Deborah Rees, at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Here, she has won the Alexander Young competition, which involved competing against her peers across two different age groups. Aside from this, she is also a member of the RNCM Songsters, which is an elite group of singers that perform regularly, specialising in song repertoire. Nikki has also been involved with the RNCM’s opera productions, where she has performed the role of ‘Adina’ in Donizetti’s ‘L’elisir d’amore’, ‘Angelica’ in Handel’s ‘Orlando’, and ‘Clarina’ in Rossini’s ‘La Cambiale di Matrimonio’. She has also covered the role of ‘Sprite’ in the production of Massenet’s ‘Cendrillon’ as well as a member of the small group of nuns in ‘Suor Angelica’ by Puccini. In December 2020 she performed the role of ‘Hen’ in RNCM production of ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ by Janáček.
Nikki has performed in many different performance venues, including the prestigious Worcester Cathedral where she has been the soprano soloist in Schubert’s ‘Mass in C’, Haydn’s ‘Nelson Mass’ and Mozart’s ‘Coronation Mass’. More recently, she performed at the Stoller Hall in Manchester as the Soprano Soloist in Ralph Vaughan Williams' 'Serenade to Music'. Nikki was then asked to return and perform in a live streamed concert with the Camerata Strumentale Italiana, again at the Stoller Hall.
Nikki has also had experience internationally. January 2019, she was asked to perform at the Arctic Spas seminar in Hawaii as she had previously performed at their international gala in Droitwich Spa. They were keen to see how she had grown as a musician and afforded her the opportunity of visiting them in Hawaii, at their 2019 seminar. Nikki has also travelled to Da Nang, Vietnam, to perform for JGC Line’s annual conference. This was an incredible experience for her and one she will never forget.
Nikki has toured with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, performing all over the United Kingdom. As well as performing in four different Gilbert and Sullivan productions, she was also asked to perform in their post-performance cabarets. This incredible opportunity helped Nikki to meet new people, explore new places and perform new music.
This summer, Nikki performed her debut title role with Buxton International Festival. The production of 'Cendrillon' by Pauline Viardot rose to great acclaim with many claiming it was a highlight of the festival.