I have known Nikki for a very long time. His strengths as a world class performer – soloist,
chamber musician, concert master – are obvious and need no qualification. However, it is his
great gift as a communicator that sets him apart. Simply put, people love to work with Nikki.
He is full of ideas and open to ideas. He is a dream colleague, teacher, friend, and chamber
- Bill van der Sloot, Associate Professor of Violin - Oberlin College & Conservatory, Assistant Professor of Violin - Carnegie Mellon University