Nesta Lade

Originally from the sunny Hawke’s Bay, Nesta is joining AYO for the first time in 2019. She is in her first year at the University of Auckland studying biomedical sciences.

Nesta started playing the violin at the age of 5 through the Suzuki method and now learns with Gregory Squire in Wellington via regular Skype lessons. She achieved Grade 8 violin with distinction in 2017 and was a member of the Hawke’s Bay Youth Orchestra from 2013 to 2018, including being the leader in 2017 and 2018.  Last year she also played in NZSSSO.


As well as playing the violin, Nesta likes to take photos, read and explore new places.