Nicholas is from Bristol, UK and has a flourishing career with orchestras and choirs in and around his hometown.
Nicholas has been the founding conductor and manager of many ensembles across Bristol 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).
He has been announced as the Graduate Assistant of Orchestral Conducting at Kent State University, Ohio, USA. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, his MMus in conducting has been delayed and will now start in August 2021. Nicholas is very grateful to the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music (especially to Dr Jungho Kim) for their continued support during this time.
After graduating from the University of Southampton (UK) in 2013, Nicholas has directed 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