About

Composer

Nicholas has written instrumental and chamber musicsongschoral musicchoral works with orchestraorgan music and a piece for youth orchestra. His operaCarina, has received a highly acclaimed showcase at English National Opera, and his works for string orchestra such as Into the world of light have been performed by Tamino Orchestra. His recent church music includes Missa Simplex, Ave Maria, and Ave verum corpus  which recently received its première, sung by the Ionian Singers. 

List of works here.

For Nicholas’s 10-part arrangement of Strauss Metamorphosen, click here.


Nicholas with leader Sophia Durrant of Tamino Orchestra. Photo Edwina Towson

Pianist

Nicholas is a regular recitalist as a soloist and accompanist. He has an extensive career as a répétiteur, with a long association with English National Opera, and he is a regular guest at the Royal Opera House, Hallé, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Opera Rara and elsewhere. He was répétiteur for Sir Simon Rattle on the Aix/Salzburg Ring cycle with the Berlin Philharmoniker.

Conductor

Nicholas is the founder and conductor of the string ensemble Tamino Orchestra, with whom he has conducted Strauss’s Metamorphosen and the UK première of Arvo Pärt’s Greater Antiphons, as well as premières of his own works. He has conducted a new production of Handel’s Acis and Galatea for English National Opera and is much in demand as an assistant conductor, for instance assisting John Adams on his recent recording of Doctor Atomic with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.


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