About Nicholas

Nicholas is the Graduate Assistant of Orchestral Conducting at Kent State University, Ohio, USA. He studies under the director of the university orchestra, Professor Dr Jungho Kim.

Nicholas is thrilled to have been named as the Assistant Conductor to Professor Scott MacPherson with the Kent Chorus. In 2023, he will also be making his guest conducting debut with the Heights Chamber Orchestra.

Nicholas has been the founding conductor and manager of many ensembles across Bristol UK in the aim to bring more classical music to different audiences outside of the concert hall. These include performances in Motion night club with Resonance Orchestra (2019) and in the underground vaults of the central station with the Insight Ensemble (2017).

Over the Summer of 2022, Nicholas attended the National Music Festival and studied under Richard Rosenberg where he conducted performances of Strauss’ Wind Serenade in Eb as well as Francaix’ L’Horloge de Fleur. Afterwards, he went on to the Eastern Music Festival to study with Gerard Schwartz, Grant Cooper, Eric Garcia, Scott Flavin and Jose-Luis Novo. Concerts here included excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture.

After graduating from the University of Southampton in 2013, Nicholas’ career in the UK includes conducting positions with the Redland Green Choir, Burnham & Highbridge Choral Society, Long Ashton Orchestra, Bromley Heath Community Choir, West Mendip Orchestra, City Sound Voices of Bath, North Somerset Music Service’s Youth Orchestra, Andover Parkinson’s Choir and Ogmore Vale Choir.

Guest conducting invitations have included the Bristol Ensemble, Bristol Chamber Orchestra, Petersfield Orchestra, Saltford Orchestra and Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra.

Nicholas has been the assistant conductor to Edward Rhys Harry with the London Male Voice Choir festival in London’s Albert Hall (2016-8). The two performances culminated with a total of over eight-hundred singers.

As a singer, Nicholas has performed in large choirs with conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Marin Alsop, Edward Gardiner, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph von Dohnanyi and Juanjo Mena. Orchestras have included the Vienna Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

As a conducting student, he has studied under Clark Rundell & Mark Heron (RNCM Manchester), Jason Thornton (Bath Philharmonia), Neil Thompson, John Farrer & Howard Williams (London Conducting Workshop), Sian Edwards (RAM London), George Hurst (Canford Conducting Course) and Robin Browning (University of Southampton).

“I find the public adore him personally and professionally for his ability to be able to be friendly, engaging, enthusiastic, supportive, encouraging and complimentary to all he works with.”

Dr. Edward Rhys Harry

“He is always able to combine technical rehearsal with a strong musical vision, and is always able to achieve his ideas in a polite and naturally authoritative manner.”

Jonathan Lo

“Nicholas has always been thoroughly prepared for his time on the podium, conducts with a clear baton technique and elicits excellent, expressive playing from the orchestra.”

Dr. John Farrer


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