Known for her silvery tones, broad solo and chamber music repertoire, and inspiring master classes, Nicole Narboni is a pianist, teacher, and blogger, as well as an advocate for broadening access and understanding of classical music in traditionally underserved communities.
Her new solo CD, The Solo Piano Works of Jean Françaix, is the latest in a series of acclaimed recordings Nicole has made of works by 20th-century French and Central European composers.
Her debut CD (with partner Mark Clinton) of Works for Two Pianos and Piano Four-Hands by Germaine Tailleferre was an “Editor’s Choice” selection from Gramophone Magazine, declaring the CD “…absolutely first rate, with an immensely engaging spirit, delicacy, variety of touch and subtle shadings…an irresistibly joyous disc.”
Nicole Narboni has also recorded piano works by Francis Poulenc, Bohuslav Martinu, and Béla Bartók, as well as American composers Paul Bowles and Randall Synder.
In addition to her recital appearances in the US and France, Nicole is frequently heard on the American airwaves. Her concert performances have been broadcast on WQXR in New York, WETA/WGMS in Washington DC, and on more than 200 NPR stations nationwide via American Public Media’s Performance Today. She frequently serves as an adjudicator, speaker, and presenter at conferences, competitions, and festivals.
Nicole Narboni is a Steinway Artist, and a member of the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music, where she has won awards for her innovative and inspired teaching. As testimony to Dr. Narboni’s commitment to teaching excellence, she has received the UNL Parents’ Outstanding Teaching Award on three occasions. Most recently, she pioneered Piano in Tow, a unique musical outreach program designed to bring her award-winning piano performances and teaching techniques to the farthest corners of the Nebraska prairie.