Nina Whitehurst studied the violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London, with Sydney Humphreys and David Martin. She then won a scholarship to Vienna where she studied with Joseph Sivo.
Before returning to the UK Nina joined orchestras in Germany and Ireland. In London she then played as a freelance musician working in West End Theatres, as a session musician, and touring extensively with the LPO and Philharmonia Orchestras.
Nina was a member of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and then in 1992 joined the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra where she became a Trustee and member of the Board of Directors. In both orchestras she sat on audition panels, and with the RPO she took part in extensive education projects.
Teaching has always been a part of Nina’s musical life and she has had pupils of all ages and in junior and senior schools as well as at home. Her pupils have had exceptional success in grade exams and have also been awarded many scholarships. She has directed and conducted junior and senior ensembles and is a tutor with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra.
She has taught online pupils overseas and is now enjoying an online presence giving internet violin lessons for pupils of all ages.
Nina Whitehurst is the managing director of Waveney Music Publishing Ltd, publisher of the renowned Violin Playing series of violin teaching books.