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Nika Meiring


Nika Meiring started in January 2013, at the age of 5, with piano lessons with Me. Claudine van Breda. Nika is currently 12 years old and a Grade 6 pupil in Monumentpark Primary School, Pretoria, South Africa.

EXPERIENCE AS A SOLOIST:

2020

Took part in TV production on KykNet’s youth talent programme named Music Mosaic

Con Grazia Online Showcase

Winner of master class

Recipient of 4 A++ 

2019

Took part in Atterbury National Piano Competition 

Took part in SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition 

Pretoria Eisteddfod  

Winner of trophy: Best 10 years and younger performer

Winner of trophy: Best Gr 5 Unisa performer

Played solo on gala event

6 x Category winner

Recipient of 6 A++ 

Recipient of 6 A+

Afrikaanse Eisteddfod (Pretoria) 

Winner of trophy: Best Junior Concerto 12 years & under

Winner of trophy: Best 20/21 modern piece

Recipient of 5 Gold Medals for A++ 

Recipient of  6 A+

Arts @ Sussex

Winner of ensamble section

Played on gala event

Artisticulta

Winner of ensamble section (95%)

Qualify to take part in the Arnold Schwarzenegger competition in 2020

Got invited to play a solo at TUKS (University of Pretoria) Masterclass gala event

Royal Schools: Grade 5 With honours

Unisa theory Gr 2 – 97%

Monumentpark Primary School

Culture Trophy - Overall best cultural achiever in school for 2019

Best Cultural Achievement for Music (Senior: Gr.4-7)  

Best music (piano) achiever (Senior)

Medal for Excellence for music

Weekly she accompanies the school during assembly

Invited to play at an anually CANSA gala event


2018

Took part in Atterbury National Piano Competition 

Took part in SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition – semi finalist

Pretoria Eisteddfod  

4 x Category winner

Recipient of 4 A++ 

Recipient of 7 A+

Afrikaanse Eisteddfod (Pretoria) 

Recipient of 4 Gold Medals for A++ 

Recipient of  6 A+

Royal Schools: Grade 4 – 

Monumentpark Primary School

Culture Trophy - Overall best cultural achiever in school for 2018

Best Cultural Achievement for Music (Senior: Gr.4-7)  

Best music (piano) achiever (Senior)

Medal for Excellence for music

Winner of the Ogiefees (Instrumental section): Senior Gr4 -7

Weekly she accompanies the school during assembly


2017 

Took part in Atterbury National Piano Competition 

Took part in SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition 

Took part in the finals of Phillip Moore National competition

Performed as soloist at the JSO Concerto Festival

Pretoria Eisteddfod  

Winner: Best Junior Performer 12 years & under 

Winner: Most outstanding performer (Joseph Stanford Trophy)

Winner: Overall Junior winner 12 years & under

Winner: Best Junior Concerto 12 years & under

Winner: Best Junior Sight reading 12 years & under

Winner 8 years & under (Trophy)

Winner of best recital 8 years & under (Trophy)

9 x Category winner

Recipient of 9 A++ 

Recipient of 4 A+

Played solo at gala event

Centurion Eisteddfod

Winner: Best Performance Gr 1-4

Overall winner piano: 12 years and younger

Overall winner piano: girls

Afrikaanse Eisteddfod (Pretoria) 

Winner: Best Study (trophy)

Winner: Scarlatti (trophy)

4 x Category winner

Recipient of 4 Gold Medals for A++ 

Recipient of  6 A+

Unisa Grade 3 –  90%

Monumentpark Primary School

Culture Trophy - Overall best cultural achiever in school for 2017

Best Cultural Achievement for Music (Junior: Gr.1-3)  

Best music (piano) achiever (Junior)

Medal for Excellence for music

Winner of the Ogiefees (Instrumental section): (Junior: Gr 1 – 3)

Weekly she accompanies the school during assembly


2016

Took part in Atterbury National Piano Competition – semi finalist

Took part in SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition – semi finalist

Afrikaanse Eisteddfod (Pretoria) 

Winner: Unisa Gr 2 (Soekie Zeeman trophy)

Winner: Best Sonatine (Ada Lewkowicz trophy)

Eisteddfod gold medal (for more than 20 category winners)

7 x Category winner

Recipient of 7 Gold Medals for A++ 

Recipient of  5 A+

Played Solo on Gala event

Centurion Eisteddfod

Winner: Best Performance Gr 1-4

Overall winner piano: 12 years and younger

Overall winner piano: girls

Pretoria Eisteddfod  

Winner: Unisa Pre-grade 1 – Grade 3(bursary)

Winner: Best South African Competition (Sus Joubert Trophy)

Winner: Best Duet

4 x Category winner

Recipient of 6 A++ 

Recipient of 5 A+

Played solo and duet on Gala event

Unisa Grade 2 –  87%

Monumentpark Primary School

Culture Trophy - Overall best cultural achiever in school for 2016

Best Cultural Achievement for Music (Junior: Gr.1-3)  

Medal for Excellence for music

Weekly she accompanies the school during assembly


2015

Took part in Atterbury National Piano Competition

Took part in SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition

Afrikaanse Eisteddfod (Pretoria) 

Overall winner: Piano ( 6 – 18 years) John Roos Trophy and bursary

Overall winner: Junior (Claudine Wybenga Trophy)

Winner 6 – 12 years (Erika Smit Trophy)

Winner 6 years & under (Claudine van Breda Trophy)

Eisteddfod merit badge

11 x Category winner

Recipient of 11 Gold Medals for A++ 

Recipient of 1 A+

Played solo on Gala event

Performed as soloist at the JSO Concerto Festival

Pretoria Eisteddfod

Winner 6 years & under (Ansie Vercueil Trophy)

Winner of best recital 6 years & under (Mark Efstratio Trophy)

9 x Category winner

Recipient of 1 A⁺⁺

Recipient of 6 A⁺

Recipient of 7 A

Played solo on Gala event

Unisa Grade 1 –  92%

Monumentpark Primary School

Best Cultural Achievement for Music (Junior: Gr.1-3)  

Medal for Excellence for music


2014

Afrikaanse Eisteddfod (Pretoria) 

Winner 6 years & under (Claudine van Breda Trophy)

Winner Pre-Grade (Mariƫtta Brits Trophy)

Recipient of 7 Gold Medals for A++

Recipient of 2 A+

Recipient of 1 A

Played solo on Gala Evening on invitation

Centurion Eisteddfod

Recipient of 3 A++

Recipient of 6 A+

Recipient of 1 A

Unisa Pre-Grade 1 –  92%

Monumentpark Primary School

Best Cultural Achievement for Music (Junior: Gr.1-3)  

Exceptional achievement since Nika was only in Grade R


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