Important chambermusic teachers were Josef Gingold, Walter Levin und Felix Galimir.
At age sixteen she made her debut in Berlin playing Barber´s Violin Concerto and since then she has been a regular guest in important international concert halls. Nora Chastain´s recordings include sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, Fauré, Debussy, many works for piano trio and quartet as well as Bartok´s second violin concerto.
She has been a prize winner at several competitions including the Menuhin Competition in Paris in 1985. In 1993 she was awarded the prestigious annual "Förderpreis der Europäischen Wirtschaft" in Zürich as soloist. An active teacher, Nora Chastain is Professor of violin at the Musikhochschule Zürich-Winterthur and until 2004 she taught at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. In autumn 2004 she became Professor at the Universität der Künste Berlin.