Nika Bauman was born in 1992 in Zagreb, Croatia. She earned her Master’s Degree (cum laude) in flute at the Music academy in Zagreb in 2015 in the class of Prof. Karolina Šantl-Zupan and currently studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna in the class of Prof. Hansgeorg Schmeiser.
She was awarded several first prizes in national competitions in Croatia as a soloist and chamber musician (2009.,2010.,2012.).
In 2012 she won the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship for woodwind players, and in 2014 the Werner Tripp scholarship for flutists.
As a soloist, she performed with the Orchestra of the Croatian Army, Solisten Kammerorchester der mdw and the Elly Bašić Strings. She performs regularly with different chamber music ensembles (Ensemble Illyrica, On Ensemble, duo with Marko Ferlan, guitar), and in 2016 she participated in the performance of Sofia Gubaidulina’s „Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten“, a trio for flute, viola and harp, recorded for the ORF.
As an orchestral musician she has performed with Zagreb Philharmonic, Klangvereinigung Orhester, Solisten Kammerorchester der mdw, Varaždin Chamber Orchestra and Wiener Jeunesse Orchestra, and 2016 and 2017 she played with Webern Symphonie Orchester in concerts in Wiener Musikverein and Wiener Konzerthaus with mo. Zubin Mehta and mo. Franz Welser-Möst.