Born in Hong Kong, Nicola began her music pathway at a young age playing piano and flute. She later gravitated towards percussion and studied with Hong Kong Philharmonic percussionist Sophia Woo, receiving awards in HK Schools Music Festival and HK Young Musician of the Year.
Nicola earned her Bachelor and Master degree from Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Steven Machamer, Daryl Pratt, Richard Miller and Claire Edwardes. During the course, she was awarded International Merit Scholarship by the University of Sydney, performed in major events including Australia Percussion Eisteddfod and Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion, as well as attaining Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM). In 2011, she won the SCM Student Concerto Competition and debuted her first concerto performance with Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.
Upon graduation, Nicola devoted herself to teaching as an instrumental tutor and band conductor in Glenaeon Rudolf Steriner school, Sutherland Public School and St Charles’ Primary School. She was also extensively involved in performing with Mosman Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Contemporary Orchestra, Eastern Sydney Chamber Orchestra, and many others. Returning to Hong Kong last year, she has been invited as a guest soloist with the Sha Tin Symphony Orchestra and performed a recital at the Hong Kong Percussion Festival 2015. She is currently a music teacher in Wong Fut Nam College.