Nicholas Rio is a composer, arranger and accompanist from Bandung, Indonesia. He learned the electone since he was 5 under the tutelage of Vivi Nathalia, before studying clasiccal piano with Ine Lopulisa and jazz piano with Bambang Nugroho. He attended several piano masterclasses by Gordon Fergus Thompson, Ian Jones, Andrew Zolinsky and Moritz Ernst. He also participated in several choral workshops by Mark Anthony Carpio, Jonathan Velasco, Brady Allred, Haruko Kuwabara and Albert Tay. Rio learned conducting from Daniel Victor, and joined composition workshops from Stephen Leek, Jude Roldan, Stacy Garrop and Ken Steven.
Rio represented Indonesia at the 19th Festival Choral International en Provence and the 6th Festival Choral International en Aveyron as the pianist of Magnificat Church Choir Studio on July 2014; also as the pianist of the 2nd prize winner Saint Angela Choir in the 49th Tolosa Choral Contest. Rio has also participated in other kinds of art performance, such as music making and Poemuse performances. As a composer, his piece “Fecit Potentiam” was crowned as the winner of the 7th Satya Dharma Gita Choir Festival 2019 composition competition, Musica Sacra Category.