Niki Vasilakis

Niki Vasilakis is regarded as one of the most exciting violinists to have emerged from Australia. Niki has performed with the Melbourne, Tasmanian, Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, as well as the Queensland Orchestra. In January 2004 she appeared with the Sydney Symphony in the Symphony in the Domain, to an audience of more than 100,000 people. This followed her successful debut with that orchestra for the Sydney Opera House's 30th Anniversary celebrations.

International orchestras with whom she has performed include the Wellington Symphony Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Symphony Orchestra.

Niki released her debut album with ABC Classics self titled with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra featuring the Mendelssohn and Bruch violin concertos and was nominated for an 'ARIA' award for her performance.

Niki featured as a presenter and performer in the popular international television show 'Classical Destinations' and features in the new film called 4 based on Vivaldi's Four Seasons with violinists Pekka Kuusisto, Cho-Liang 'Jimmy' Lin and Sayaka Shoji.

Niki was Young South Australian of the Year 2008 in recognition of her outstanding achievements in music and her extensive commitment to community work, including volunteer programs and teaching community groups. Niki was invited to perform in the prestigious 'open chamber music' Prussia Cove, United Kingdom in September 2008 Niki has graced the pages of 'Vogue' magazine, appeared on 'Spicks and Specks' and many other regular television appearances.

Niki joins Kathryn Selby and Emma-Jane Murphy in Australia's premier piano trio 'TRIOZ', and has collaborated in chamber music with Musicians including, Steven Isserlis, Henri Sigfridsson, Alexander Baillie, Rita Reichman, Julian Smiles, Irina Morozova and Asmira Woodward-Page.

Today Niki continues her commitment to the wider community with visits to central Australia to run holiday music programs with indigenous children.

Niki donates her time to be the ambassador of both 'Suzuki' South Australia and The Australian String teachers Association' where she works to encourage and inspire young individuals. Niki is newly appointed patron for the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation.

Niki plays an Antonio Guadagnini Violin 1872

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