In 2008 Nicole was accepted as «Young-Student» by Professor Eckart Heiligers at ZHdK, Zurich University of the Arts. She then worked intensively with pianist and conductor Florian Krumpöck in Vienna. Since 2013 Nicole has been studying at ZHdK as a student of Professor Till Fellner, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree with distinction. She accomplished the «Master of Performance» in 2018 and the «Master of Pedagogy» at ZHdK in Professor Till Fellner’s class. Since 2021 Nicole is a lecturer herself at the conservatory in Zurich. She won the third prize at the “XII International Competition Giovani Musicisti – Citta di Treviso” in 2021, the third prize at the “Glory International Competition” in New York (2022), the second prize and “best Schumann” at the Elevato Piano Competition and she has been awarded with the first prize at “Làszlo Spezzaferri Competition” in Verona (2023).
Nicole attended masterclasses with Maria João Pires, Professor Friedrich Wilhelm Schnurr, Prof. Lars Vogt, Prof. Zoltan Kocsis, Oliver Schnyder, Prof. Pavel Gililov, Prof. Dmitri Alexeev, Prof. Andrea Bonatta and Prof. Michel Béroff
Since 2016 Nicole Loretan has been a Hirschmann Foundation scholarship holder.