Picture by Anna van Kooij

Picture by Anna van Kooij

 

At a very young age Nina Rompa (Amsterdam, 1994) started to sing in a youth choir and play the violin. Years later, while having private singing lessons with Karin van Arkel she got more and more interested in jazz. During high school she studied for two years in the Junior Jazz departement (a young talent class) on the Conservatory of Amsterdam. There she had teachers such as Roos Jonker, Erna auf der Haar, Eran har Even and Henk Sprengers preparing her for a bachelor in music. Around the same time she played the violin in 'het Noord-Hollands Jeugdorkest' (North-Holland's youth orchestra) for several years.

Her passion for music kept on growing and after finishing high school she decided to continue with singing jazz. In 2013 she got accepted to the bachelor's program of the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In the four years of studying there, some of her teachers were Sylvi Lane, Lydia van Dam, Humphrey Campbell, Lieve Geuens, Esther Kuijper, Lilian Vieira and Wiebe-Pier Cnossen. On the 14th of June in 2017, Nina graduated from the CvA.
In the past few years she had memorable projects, such as performing twice in the BIMHUIS together with the David Kweksilber bigband, being part of a wedding proposal in Rotterdam with guitar player Teis Semey, recording and performing in several city's in Holland with guitar player Gijs Idema, writing and arranging with her friends from ORRIS and arranging a tune for piano trio and french horns, a project she wishes to develop further.

After graduation Nina is concentrating on different activities ranging from teaching, writing and arranging, working on her Classical and Brazilian singing and performing in different settings with lots of different musicians. Recently she started as a member of the Kobra ensemble, a group of seven singers performing all kinds of music from classical to world and playing in different settings throughout the country. Also in November of 2018 she was part of a short docu by the NTR called ‘New Generation’. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PALw1_7Cb_c&t=1s