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Nicholas Olsen 1995

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Nicholas Olsen has worked with a number of internationally renowned ensembles and conductors including BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Mark Heron), BBC National Orchestra of Wales (B Tommy Andersson), Ensemble Modern (Toby Thatcher), Glasgow New Music Expedition (Jessica Cottis), Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus (Gregory Batsleer), and Red Note Ensemble (Holly Mathieson).


Nicholas graduated with a first class honours degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he studied with Gordon McPherson and Stuart MacRae. Upon graduating, he was awarded the Principal's Prize for All Round Excellence in the School of Music.


Nicholas is currently on the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Composers’ Hub 2018:19, Making Music UK and Sound and Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme working with Da Capo Alba, and Psappha’s Composing For Bassoon scheme.

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