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Nicholson, Paul (conductor)
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Paul Nicholson (conductor)

Paul Nicholson's musical career consists of a variety of activities in chamber music, solo performance as an early-keyboard specialist, and as a conductor. As a member of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment he appears in all these guises. He has musical partnerships with Fretwork, Convivium and Le Nouveau Quatuor, and recently his fortepiano playing has come to the fore in his recital work with violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch and the mezzo soprano Catherine Robbin.

A native of Liverpool, Paul initially studied harpsichord and organ at Dartington College of Arts before reading music at the University of York. His tutors included John Wellingham, Roy Truby, Nicholas Danby and Colin Tilney. He is now a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3 and, as a Hyperion artist, his work has involved guest appearances as director and soloist with The Parley of Instruments in music by Arne, Linley and other English composers, as well as solo keyboard recordings of music by Handel, Philips and Roseingrave.

Paul is also active as a Festival director, at both the London Handel and the Tilford Bach Festivals, and he is associate musical director of the London Handel Orchestra. He has guest directed the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and The Sixteen, and his performances in America at the Boston Early Music Festival and the Carmel Bach Festival have met with acclaim.

Albums

Arne: Six Favourite Concertos
CDH55251Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
English 18th-century Keyboard Concertos
CDH55341Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
English 18th-century Violin Sonatas
CDA66583Archive Service
Linley: A Lyric Ode on the Fairies, Aerial Beings and Witches of Shakespeare
CDH55253Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Linley: Cantatas & Theatre Music
CDH55256Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Complete works available for download

THOMAS ARNE (1710-1778)
Concerto No 1 in C majorwith Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals), The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
Concerto No 2 in G majorwith Paul Nicholson (organ), The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
Concerto No 3 in A majorwith Paul Nicholson (piano), The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
Concerto No 4 in B flat majorwith Paul Nicholson (organ), The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
Concerto No 5 in G minorwith Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals), The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
Concerto No 6 in B flat majorwith Paul Nicholson (piano), The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
THOMAS CHILCOT (c1700-1766)
Concerto in A major, Op 2 No 2with The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
Chaconne in G majorwith The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
Organ concerto movement in D minorwith The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
PHILIP HAYES (1738-1797)
Piano Concerto No 4 in A majorwith The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
JAMES HOOK (1746-1827)
Concerto in D major, Op 1 No 5with The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
THOMAS LINLEY (1756-1778)
Daughter of Heav'n, fair art thou! 'Darthula'with Julia Gooding (soprano), The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
In yonder grovewith Julia Gooding (soprano), The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
Music for The Tempestwith Julia Gooding (soprano), The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
Overture to The Duennawith The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
Sonata in A majorwith The Locatelli Trio
Ye nymphs of Albion's beauty-blooming islewith Julia Gooding (soprano), The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
JAMES NARES (1715-1783)
Concerto/Sonata in G major, Op 2with The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
THOMAS ROSEINGRAVE (1688-1766)
Concerto in D majorwith The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra
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