Nicholas recently graduated with an MMus (distinction) in performance from the Royal Northern College of Music. He was awarded the Charles Heywood scholarship for entry to the RNCM where he appeared in a masterclass with Phillipe Cassard, performed in the RNCM Ravel Festival and as soloist with the RNCM Wind Orchestra. After achieving a distinction in performance, Nicholas was awarded the Clifton Helliwell Memorial Prize for Piano. He is alumnus of the University of York, from which he graduated in 2006. In demand as soloist and teacher, Nicholas is currently based in the North-East and is a performance tutor for Piano at Newcastle University and at the Royal Grammar School. In preparation for a career in music, Nicholas has played concertos with symphony orchestras in Northumberland and York; worked alongside members of the Northern Sinfonia in chamber music workshops and has undertaken repetiteur work for the National Youth Music Theatre and the University of York choir. He is known in the North-East as having been accompanist and organist for Tynemouth Choral Society and resident pianist during the summer months at Wallington Hall for the National Trust as well as having performed extensively as soloist throughout the region.