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Nicholas Collon is establishing an enviable reputation as a commanding and inspirational interpreter in an exceptionally wide range of music.  As founder and Principal Conductor of Aurora Orchestra he has promoted imaginative programming that integrates challenging repertoire from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with masterworks of the Classical and Romantic eras.  Nicholas and Aurora were winners of Best Ensemble at the 2011 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards and Nicholas is the recipient of the 2012 Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent.

Having made a very successful debut at the BBC Proms in 2010, Nicholas has been re-invited each successive year with Aurora Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.  With Aurora Nicholas leads the New Moves series, a unique three-year cross-arts residency at LSO St Luke’s which has included critically acclaimed collaborations with capoeira, film, theatre, tango, and literature.

In addition to his work with Aurora, he is increasingly in demand as a guest conductor with other ensembles in the UK and abroad. In recent seasons Nicholas has worked with ensembles including the Philhamonia, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC and Royal Philharmonics, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Northern Sinfonia, Academy of Ancient Music and Ensemble Intercontemporain.

Nicholas has recently appeared with ENO with The Magic Flute, WNO for Jonathan Harvey’s Wagner Dream, and Glyndebourne on Tour with Britten’s Rape of Lucretia.  Other operatic highlights have included  special projects at Glyndebourne conducting new works, The Knight Crew by Julian Phillips and Imago  by Orlando Gough. With the Opera Group he has conducted the first performances of Elena Langer’s The Lion’s Face and Luke Bedford’s Seven Angels, the latter with BCMG.

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Nicholas
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Collon
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