He is a bass/baritone singer and a Criminal Defender born in Brecon, Wales, and first studied law at Cambridge University before being awarded a postgraduate scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music.
Given support by the Leverhulme Foundation, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Wolfson Foundation he went on to become an acclaimed singer.
He has sung with numerous ensembles such as Crickhowell Choral Society, Finzi Singers, Gwent Chamber Orchestra, The Guernsey Choral and Orchestral Society, The Holst Singers, Oxford Camerata and the Oxford Schola Cantorum, performed in productions such as the Passions and Magnificat in D Major by J.S. Bach and taken on the roles of characters such as Charon, Leporello, and Theseus.
He has appeared on many recordings that include Mainly 19th Century by Brecon Cathedral Choir, Howells: Choral Works with the Finzi Singers, Faure: Requiem with the Oxford Camerata, J.S. Bach – Favourite Cantatas with the Oxford Schola Cantorum and The Very Best of Bach.
In 2000 he was called to take up a position as a criminal lawyer after being called to the Bar and has since worked on many defence and disciplinary cases.
Recognised for his achievements in music he has been awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence and the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Here is Faure’s “Pie Jesu” from his Requiem recorded by Oxford Camerata which Nicholas performed on…