Nicole Wilson

A student of Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, Nicole joined the first violins of the London Symphony Orchestra after graduating and enjoyed a decade touring the world, playing the world’s greatest concert halls and playing on countless film and tv soundtracks including Star Wars and Harry Potter.

Subsequently, she became a principal violinist at English National Opera and is now a freelance leader in London, leading the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, The London Concert Orchestra and Dame Shirley Bassey Orchestra amongst others.

As a professor of violin at the Royal Academy of Music and Eton College, Nicole is also a trustee of Gallions Music Trust and ESTA (European String Teachers Association) and loves nothing more than connecting great music teachers to talented students. As a result she founded Musical Orbit Ltd 8 years ago, connecting teachers and students from around the globe through online learning.

Nicole has founded and managed several music courses with international faculty including Pinchas Zukerman, Augustin Haderlich, Robert DeMaine and Clio Gould and is thrilled to bits to be the new Artistic Director of NSSO.

Sign up to our Newsletter

* indicates required

If you have an enquiry about any aspect of NSSO please feel free to get in touch:

NSSO, Malvern College, College Road, Malvern, WR14 3DF

T: 01684 581695


Latest News

A warm welcome to Joe Davies, our new Sinfonia conductor! December 12, 2023

We are delighted that Joe Davies has agreed to join the NSSO family from 2024 and will be conducting the Sinfonia Orchestra. Recently praised for his ‘musical brilliance’ (Seen and Heard International), Joe Davies is Musical Director of the UK Proms in the Park Orchestra, Worcester Philharmonic Orchestra, Leamington Sinfonia, Coventry & Warwickshire Youth Orchestra, […]

Applications now open for 2024! December 12, 2023

We are delighted to be accepting applications for our courses in 2024 and look forward to another exciting year of music making at Malvern College!