Nina Rideout’s guitar playing has been described as “enchanting” and audience reactions are often enthusiastic and warm. Her beautiful sound and ability to perform with the utmost sensitivity have been widely praised.
She has performed in places as diverse as The National Gallery, Romsey Abbey, Mottisfont (National Trust), King John’s House in Romsey, County Hall London and The Art House in Southampton.
Nina studied guitar with Carlos Bonell, Professor at The Royal College of Music, as a private student, and also Roland Chadwick, composer, solo performer, member of the Modern Guitar Trio. Gilbert Biberian taught her too.
Her guitar journey began when she was 10, with Tristram Cary, (nephew of composer Tristram Cary, pioneer of electronic music and a composer of music for BBC TV’s “Doctor Who”). In her teens, she was taught by Myer Rosen.
Nina’s mother was Swiss and her father is English, with a French surname, from a few generations back. In France, it’s pronounced Ridoo! Her family is very musical and it was decided to name her after the 1960s Danish-Dutch singing duo, Nina & Frederik, depending on whether a boy or girl was born. Nina, it was!