Quick Nic Facts

nic_bioBorn
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. U.K. (1950)

Education
Nottingham High School (1957-1969)
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1969-1972)
Magdalen College, Oxford (1972-1975)
Scholarships: Music Scholarship Corpus Christi, Cambridge
Degrees: B.A. (Cantab.) 1st Class honours. 1972
M.A. (Cantab.) 1976
L.T.C.L. – Piano 1968 (Licentiate of Trinity College of Music, London)
Hon. R.C.M. 1977 (Honorary degree from Royal College of Music, London)
Hon. Prof. Georg-August University, Göttingen 2006 (Honorary Professor of Philosophy, Georg-August University, Göttingen)
Honorary degree of Doctor of Music (San Francisco Conservatory of Music, California)

Directorships/Posts
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide, Australia, Artist-in-Association, (2014 – )
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco, California, Music Director, (1985 – )
International Handel-Festival Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, Artistic Director, (1991 – 2011)
Arcadian Academy, San Francisco, CA, Artistic Director and Founder, (1992 – )
Drottningholm Court Theatre, Sweden, Principal Conductor (1993 – 1996)
Irish Chamber Orchestra, Limerick, Ireland, Music Director, (2002 – 2005)
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Artist-in-Residence, (2003 – 2006)
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Baroque Artistic Consultant, (1990 – 1992)
Scottish Opera, Glasgow, Scotland, Principal Guest Conductor, (1993 – 1998)
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul, MN, Baroque Series Director, (1999 – 2004), Artistic Partner (2004 – 2009)

Teaching Experience
Supervisor at King’s College, Cambridge (1973-79)
Supervisor at Oriel College, Oxford (1974-75)
Professor of Baroque Flute, R.C.M., London (1973-79)
Professor of Music History, R.C.M., London (1975-79)
Director of Early Music, R.C.M., London (1976-80)
Artist-in-Residence, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (1979-85)

Orchestral Engagements
Modern Instruments (incomplete)
Adelaide Symphony – Australia
Aspen Music Festival – USA
Atlanta Symphony – USA
BBC Scottish Symphony – UK
BBC Wales Symphony – UK
City of Birmingham Symphony – UK
Chicago Symphony – USA
Cleveland Orchestra – USA
Dallas Symphony — USA
Detroit Symphony – USA
Hallé Orchestra – UK
Hong Kong Symphony — Hong Kong
Houston Symphony – USA
Irish Chamber Orchestra – Ireland
Kansas City Symphony – USA
Les Violons du Roy – Canada
Los Angeles Philharmonic – USA
Malaysian Philharmonic – Malaysia
Melbourne Symphony – Australia
Minnesota Orchestra – USA
Montreal Symphony – Canada
National Symphony – USA
New York Philharmonic – USA
New Zealand Symphony – New Zealand
Northern Sinfonia – UK
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – Switzerland
Orchestra of St. Luke – USA
Philadelphia Orchestra – USA
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Netherlands
Royal Scottish National Orchestra – UK
San Francisco Symphony – USA
Scottish Chamber Orchestra – UK
Seattle Symphony – USA
St. Louis Symphony – USA
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra – USA
Sydney Symphony – Australia
Toronto Symphony – Canada

Period Instruments (incomplete)
Capella Savaria – Hungary
Concerto Köln – Germany
The English Concert – UK
Festival Orchestra Göttingen – Germany
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra – Germany
The Hanover Band – UK
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – UK
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra – USA

Opera Engagements
Modern Instruments (incomplete)
English National Opera – UK
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden – UK
San Francisco Opera – USA
Santa Fe Opera – USA
Scottish Opera – UK
Washington Opera – USA

Period Instruments (incomplete)
Berkeley Early Music Festival – USA
Drottningholm Court Theatre – Sweden
International Handel-Festival, Göttingen – Germany
Mostly Mozart Festival – USA

Dance Engagements
Mark Morris Dance Group at the:
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Cal Performances/UC Berkeley
Edinburgh Festival
Mostly Mozart Festival, New York City
Orange County Performing Arts Center
Ravinia Festival
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

New York Baroque Dance Company:
Cal Performances/UC Berkeley
International Handel-Festival Göttingen
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Lectures
Yale Center for British Art (2012/2011/2009/2006)
Lewis Walpole Library Lecture, Yale University (2003)
University of California, Berkeley (1988)
Stanford University, California (1984/1983)
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1982)
Estherháza International Haydn Course (1982)
Oberlin College, Ohio (1981)
San Francisco Conservatory (1981)
New England Conservatory (1979)