Victor Nigri

Piano Teacher

Victor Nigri

SAA Member


Montreal, QC, Canada
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In constant search for creative inspiration, Victor Nigri’s education was drawn from various multicultural, preeminent academic environments. He began his studies in Brazil, where he graduated from Minas Gerais State University with a Bachelor of Music, guided by Dr. Heron Alvim. In the United States, he completed with honors two degrees in performance at The Hartt School: a Graduate Professional Diploma and a Master’s degree, studying with both Luiz de Moura Castro and Dr. David Westfall. Currently, Victor lives in Montreal, Canada, where he pursued a Doctorate in Piano at the University of Montreal under the tutelage of Paul Stewart. Throughout his scholastic journey, he has received various talent scholarships which fully supported his studies.

Victor has performed in both solo and chamber music recitals throughout the Americas and Europe, in venues such as Merkin Concert Hall in New York, New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut, and Palácio das Artes in Minas Gerais. He also has taken part in diverse festivals, including the Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival in Brazil and the Óbidos Piano Festival in Portugal, where he worked with world-renowned pianists such as Yefim Bronfman, Paul Badura-Skoda, Anna Malikova and Josep Colom. Moreover, Victor has won several awards in music competitions; besides being distinguished with an Honorable Prize for “Best Performance of Brazilian Music” at the VII Maestro Spartacco Rossi Piano Competition, he was a top prizewinner at both the XXII Souza Lima and IX Cora Pavan Capparelli competitions, as well as the winner of the first Bach Festival Piano Competition at the University of Connecticut.

Aside from his performance pursuits, Victor Nigri is a dedicated pedagogue, having taught master classes and adjudicated competitions in the United States and abroad. His teaching schedule includes students from all ages and backgrounds, many of whom are competition winners, professional musicians and performers themselves. He has served on the faculty of the Hartt Community Division, in the United States, and presently he is teaching at University of Montreal, at McGill Conservatory, and his private studio in Montreal.

A multifaceted artist, Victor demonstrates his creativity and sensitivity outside the concert hall as an avid writer; he is currently working on a coming-of-age novel while maintaining a weekly poetry blog.