罗乃新以奖学金入读茱利亚音乐学院，受教于阿德里·马盖斯(Adele Marcus)门下。在该校取得硕士学位后，罗乃新又往巴黎及意大利追随弗拉多·贝利慕特(Vlado Perlemuter)及基度·阿哥斯提(Guido Agosti)学艺。她于1976年在意大利蒙扎赢得里萨拉加略国际钢琴比赛首奖；此外，又在多项比赛中获奖，包括在巴黎举行的马瑰烈朗格国际钢琴比赛。
Nancy Loo is one of Hong Kong’s most versatile artists, as pianist, radio programme host, actress and writer. She was a recipient of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 1978. She currently teaches piano at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is often invited to host music talks and master-classes, and to serve as a juror for piano competitions.
Ms. Loo attended the Juilliard School on scholarship, where she studied with Adele Marcus. After graduating with a Master’s degree, she studied with Vlado Perlemuter in Paris and Guido Agosti in Italy. She was first prize winner at the Fourth Rina Sala Gallo International Competition in Monza in 1976, and has won many other international competitions, including the Marguerite Long International Competition in Paris.
As a pianist, Loo has given solo recitals and performed with orchestras in England, Europe, North America and Asia. Locally, she has appeared in the Hong Kong Arts Festival Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. A keen promoter of contemporary music, she has participated in the annual Musicarama and the ISCM World Music Days Festival. She has also played the piano part for the soundtrack of several Hong Kong films and television series. Her recordings include a piano solo album of Christian music, Ambush and Moonlight on Spring River with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and piano works by local composers.