Collaborative pianist Nadia Boucher holds a Master of Music Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Ottawa and an A.R.C.T. Performer's Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada). Nadia has had the opportunity of studying with many great pianists including celebrated Canadian pianist Jean Desmarais, director of the Piano Wellness Seminar Sheila Paige, and American pedagogue and collaborative pianist Anita Pontremoli. She has also worked with vocal coaches, Dalton Baldwin and Warren Jones, and chamber coaches David Cerone, Shauna Rolston, Mark Fewer, and Roman Borys of the Gryphon Trio.
Nadia is at home in a broad range of musical styles and performs regularly with vocalists and instrumentalists alike. She is a member of the Passport Duo with cellist Samuel Bisson and has performed with renowned Canadian mezzo-soprano and host of CBC Radio 2's Tempo, Julie Nesrallah and with up and coming Canadian tenor, Christopher Dallo. Nadia has performed at festivals throughout Canada and the United States including the Banff Summer Arts Festival, Scotia Festival of Music, the Toronto Summer Music Festival and the Piano Wellness Seminar. She has also been a guest of the Toronto Arts and Letters Club, the Midday Music with Shigeru concert series in Barrie, ON, and numerous embassies in the Ottawa area. Nadia has been the recipient of many awards both as a soloist and collaborative pianist. In 2010 she was featured in an interview on CBC/Radio Canada's morning program Y'a pas deux matins pareils.
Since graduating in 2009 Nadia has served as the accompanist and assistant conductor for the Renanim Youth Singers, and accompanist for the Etobicoke Centennial Choir and opera ensemble Ars Musica. Nadia has also worked as the music director for numerous musical theatre productions including RENT, Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof, and Pirates of Penzance. In 2009 she also held the position of junior opera coach and rehearsal pianist for the Banff Centre’s Opera as Theatre Program. Aside from her choral work, Nadia has accompanied and coached voice at the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto and York University. As a performer, Nadia performs regularly as a soloist for private and corporate events, and volunteers her time and talent to various organizations including hospitals, homes for the elderly and religious institutions. Nadia is currently based in Ottawa where she maintains an active career as a teacher, accompanist, coach, performer, and music director.