Nina Ferrigno | Webster University

Nina Ferrigno

Adjunct Professor of Piano

Professor Nina FerrignoNina Ferrigno is a collaborative artist at home in a multitude of diverse musical settings.  Her playing is said to be, “...always precise with superb accentuation and warmth of feeling...” (Classical Voice of North Carolina).  Nina is the pianist of the Calyx Piano Trio which excites audiences throughout the United States with expressive ensemble playing and brilliant virtuosity.  Recipient of Chamber Music America’s 2013 Classical Commissioning Grant, the Calyx Piano Trio shows a commitment to expanding repertoire and bringing classical music to new audiences. Nina has appeared in major concert venues throughout North America.  As an orchestral keyboardist and chamber musician, she has toured with such ensembles as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), with whom she was a core member since its inception until 2007.   The New Music Connoisseur has said of her, “pianist Nina Ferrigno [brings] out the inherent horizontal logic...all the while imparting sonic beauty from end to end.”

 

During her tenure as Principal Keyboard for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Nina recorded extensively on the BMOP Sound label.  As an Orchestral Keyboardist, she has recorded with The Boston Symphony Orchestra for Deutsche Gramophone, and with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for Nonesuch Records. Her chamber music recording of Lansing McLoskey’s “Tinted” was released by Albany Records in 2008. Her concerto recording of Elliott Schwartz’s Chamber Concerto III:  Another View (BMOP Sound) was described as “wonderfully musical” by Fanfare magazine.  

 

Nina’s festival appearances include those at Tanglewood, Banff, Norfolk, and the Skaneateles Festival.  She also appears at the Carolina Chamber Music Festival and Missouri Chamber Music Festival where the Calyx Piano Trio holds residencies.  Ms. Ferrigno is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, where she received degrees with distinction.  Her principal teachers were Wha Kyung Byun and Randall Hodgkinson.