Stacks Image 219


At an early age, Nadia already discovered that she was interested in only thing: music. From whistling in the house, making music for school dance performances and singing along with every song on the radio.
After playing classical flute for 8 years, she was invited to play with a band from the music school called Parnananas. In this band she discovered improvisation, jazz, pop, world music etc. and a whole new world opened up. She decided to commit to flute playing and auditioned for the conservatory.
During her Bachelor of Music Jazz & Pop Flute in Utrecht she was taught by renowned flutist Mark Alban Lotz. Next to this she followed a lot of masterclasses a.o. Mark Guiliana quartet, Benjamin Herman, Malik Mezzadri, John Riley, Tilmann Dehnhard, Jason Rebello, Frank Carlberg, Randal Corsen quartet, Don Byron, Ari Hoenig and Pee Wee Ellis. In the late stages of the study, Nadia already noticed some changes in her musical interests. It shifted more and more to developing her own music.
For her Master of Music Jazz Composition she studied with the accomplished Paul M. van Brugge (Klaas de Vries, Bob Brookmeyer) at Codarts. She was challenged by doing this Master degree without the Bachelor composition degree but she took this chance with both hands and was given a crash course in the art of composing. Her research about Frank Zappa's music was well received.
She's now aiming to compose for her own projects but also commissions. With her broad interest in film, dance, poetry and music, working in interdisciplinary projects is one of the things she thrives in.
Stacks Image 249