Studied at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music with Professor Robert Riefling (diploma exam in 1973) and with Professor Anker Blyme (debut concert in 1976). She has also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and with Guido Agosti in Italy. She has received ‘Diploma di merito’ twice at Agosti’s international masterclasses in Siena, and is also a receipient of grants in from the estate of Victor Schiøler and Jacob Gade.
Nina Gade has also received a Masters in Music from the University of Copenhagen with her thesis on the development of J. Haydn’s piano sonatas up to 1771 – with special attention on stylistic tendencies (form, expressive techniques, instruments etc.) in the sonatas from 1767-71. She has also voice under Else Brems and viola under Julius Koppel, and also attended courses in choir and orchestral conducting.
Nina Gade has given many concerts, both as soloist and chamber musician, in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland, and her performances have also been broadcast over the radio. In addition, she has also made recordings of Carl Nielsen’s violin sonatas (EMI), J. P. E. Hartmann’s piano sonatas, Louis Glass’ piano sonatas and fantasies, and piano works of J. P. E. Hartmann (da capo).
She has been a teaching assistant and part-time teacher at RDAM since her studies, and since 1988, she has been employed as a lecturer. She teaches mainly chamber music and accompaniment for pianists, conductors and music directors; and piano for organists and composers.
She has also worked on the FOKU-projekt ’Building sonic structure in time and space’ in collaboration with professors Friedrich Gürtler and José Ribera (DKDM 2001).