NIKI MOOSAVI - Cello Tutor

Born in Abu Dhabi, Niki Moosavi is an award-winning cellist who has performed at distinguished venues such as Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Cadogan Hall. She worked with world-renowned conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Peter Stark, and Karina Canellakis. Niki is a keen chamber musician, winning the Chamber Music prize at the Young Musician of the Gulf Competition with her piano quintet in 2014 and winning the Young Composer award the following year. She went on to study at the Purcell School for Young Musicians with Tim Lowe and is now continuing her studies at the Royal College of Music with Jakob Kullberg.

 

Niki is passionate about education and outreach, delivering workshops at schools across the world, from Norfolk to Mauritius, as well as working with the Impulse Outreach Team at the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music’s Sparks Department. Her work with RCM Sparks has included workshops at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace and public libraries around London. Her outreach career has seen her work with pupils of all ages and abilities including pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. Niki was also previously Assistant Cello Tutor at the South London Youth Orchestra and a mentor at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. She is currently a mentor for the Tri-borough Music Hub Symphonic Band and Youth Voice Council, valuing the voice of pupils in music education. In addition to this Niki also teaches privately, holding an ABRSM teaching diploma for cello and a 100% pass rate with her students in their ABRSM exams.

 

As well as her teaching and performance work, Niki is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion in music education. She is the Leader of the Undergraduates Group for the Equality Diversity and Inclusion in Music Studies network (EDIMS) and holds the position of Diversity Officer for the Student’s Union at the Royal College of Music. She has been integral to changes in the RCM curriculum and artistic programming department and organised the first ever concert of works by Black Composers at the Royal College of Music in October 2020.