After obtaining, at the age of 19, a professional piano diploma and a virtuosity diploma for trumpet at the Conservatoire de Neuchâtel, Nicolas Farine continued to polish his skills at the University of Montreal. Until obtaining a doctorate in music in Marc Durand’s class for piano soloist, he studied several aspects of his art: not only solo piano but also musicology and conducting.
He polished his skills in the United States, Canada and Austria under masters such as Leon Fleisher, André Laplante, Marek Yablonsky, Venislav Yankoff and for conducting with Otto-Werner Müller (Juilliard School), Salvador Mas Conde (Musikakademie de Vienne) and Charles Bruck (Pierre Monteux School (USA)). His recitals and concerts have taken him to Canada, South America, England, France, Austria and Ukraine. Only just recently he conducted the National Orchestra of Ukraine. He is founder of the Jeune Opéra Compagnie that he directs with François Cattin. Together they have created operas and a professional choir of 16 singers, “Les Voix”.