Nicola Goldscheider began playing the violin and piano at the age of 5. She continued her studies at Chethams School of Music in Manchester from age 12 to 18. After gaining a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, she spent 5 years there with the opportunity to work with Anne Sophie Mutter and members of the Amadeus String Quartet. As a member of the Kayser Quartet she won many prestigious prizes and competitions. Broadcasting regularly on BBC Radio 3, her career takes her all over the world with various orchestras and ensembles, most notably with Britten Sinfonia. Her violin is French made in 1870 by Didier Nicolas, which she has played on since the age of 13.