After studying composition with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Oliver Knussen, and conducting with the Russian maestro Gennadi Roszdestvensky, John Carewe and Lazlo Heltay, Nicholas embarked on a career in education, arts management and creativity.
As well as conducting professional orchestras and choirs he has been musical director of productions including Grease and West Side Story and produced his own opera, Hamlyn.
Nicholas completed 11 years as artistic director of The Pound Arts Trust and Corsham Festival in June 2011. Then, as Chief Examiner for Music at Trinity College London he led on the development of a successful international brand of Rock & Pop assessments as well as managing a panel of 200 examiners.
Nicholas first collaborated with Michael Wilkinson in 2011 which led to the establishment of Revolution Arts and the creation of Revolution The Musical.