Nicola is an enthusiastic violin player who has been in the NSCE for three years. She grew up in North Vancouver playing classical music since age 5. When she was around 11, she found that she wasn’t enjoying it as much anymore and started looking for a different type of violin music to play. She joined the group after watching her brother, Nelson, play with the group the year before. It looked like so much fun that she wanted to be a part of it. When Nicola isn’t playing violin, she loves to do all sorts of sports like skiing, swimming, and hiking.