From Yellowknife to Honolulu and Montreal to Mumbai, Murray Nichol enjoys an active schedule of adjudicating, examining, and conducting master classes and workshops.More recently he has travelled to Bhutan and Cuba as an advisor to the Vancouver Biennale, an international arts organization that uses art in public spaces as a catalyst for engagement, dialogue, learning, and social action.
After his graduation from Brandon University with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Mr. Nichol completed a Master of Music in Piano Performance at the University of British Columbia where he studied with Jane Coop, Rena Sharon, and Dr. Henri-Paul Sicsic. As an alumnus, he has contributed his time and expertise to mentoring undergraduate and graduate music students in the University of British Columbia’s Music Alumni Mentorship Program.
Mr. Nichol is passionate about working with young musicians, especially pianists.A well-respected teacher, he spent fifteen years at the Tom Lee Learning Centre where his students consistently won scholarships for their polished playing.He inspires pianists of all ages to imagine -- and achieve -- their best.
As a senior examiner for The Royal Conservatory, Mr. Nichol examines in both Canada and the United States. An MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, he is a member of the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers’ Association, the Music Teachers’ National Association, and the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association.