He has appeared at the Empire Theatre, Blackburn, in the Young Artists Platform Concert as part of the University of York's 2006/07 concert series and as soloist in an RNCM Spotlight concert. He opened the 30th Alnwick International Music Festival with a recital in the Guest Hall of Alnwick Castle in July 2005. Nicholas recently made his professional debut, with a sell-out lunchtime concert for Master Musicians in the North-East as well as performing in the recital series of Ripon and Southwark Cathedrals. As a conductor, Nicholas has directed the Chimera Ensemble including performances of the music of Claude Vivier and the world premiere of a work by Kong-Yu Wong. He has worked with Stephen Hough, Angela Hewitt, Nelson Goerner, Anders Kilstrom and Roy Howat and received piano tuition from Sarah Beth Briggs and tutored by Paul Roberts. His future plans include an evening recital at the University of York in 2008, an appearance at the Edinburgh festival and other recitals in London, Newcastle and Edinburgh.