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.