Beginning her music pathway playing piano and flute, Nicola later gravitated towards percussion studying with Sophia Woo and James Boznos, receiving awards in Schools Music Festival and Young Musician of the Year.
Nicola earned her Bachelor and Master degree from the University of Sydney under the tutelage of Steven Machamer, Daryl Pratt, Richard Miller and Claire Edwardes. During the course, she was awarded International Merit Scholarship by Sydney Conservatorium of Music, performing in major events including Australia Percussion Eisteddfod and Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion, as well as attaining Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM). In 2011, she won the SCM Student Concerto Competition and debuted her first concerto performance with Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.
Upon graduation, Nicola devoted herself as a school instrumental tutor and performer in Australia, and continues to pursue her career after returning to Hong Kong in 2014. She has been leading percussion ensembles that won competitions such as Schools Music Festival and International Hong Kong Percussion Convention 2016.
As a performer, she has been invited as a guest soloist with the Sha Tin Symphony Orchestra and Mosman Symphony Orchestra, and is currently a member of the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra.