B I O
Nicole is a freelance pianist, vocal coach and MD, based in London. She gained a first class BMus (Hons) degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in classical piano (2017) where she was awarded the Dave Gosling Prize for Piano Accompaniment, and continued her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (MPerf Piano Accompaniment, distinction, 2019).
Nicole has mainly specialised in Musical Theatre since graduating. During the past two years, Nicole has worked as a Musical Supervisor on shows including 'Murder For Two' (The Barn, Cirencester, Jan' 22), 'Some Enchanted Evening' (The Barn, Cirencester, May '22), and 'The Moors' (The Hope Theatre, Islington, October '22); as Musical Director, 'Merrily We Roll Along' (Trinity Laban, Greenwich, Dec' 21), Calendar Girls' (The Bob Hope Theatre, Eltham, May '22), and 'The Girl In The Mirror' (June '22). She is looking forward to working at Trinity Laban again this winter, as Associate Musical Director on the show 'Curtains' (Kander and Ebb).
As a freelance pianist, Nicole enjoys playing for auditions (including for Stuart Burt Casting, Harry Blumenau Casting, and agents EJC and Link Talent), on shows ('Joseph And His Technicolour Dreamcoat', UK tour, September/October '22), and as a resident pianist at Cocktail/Theatre bars, Joe Allen and Overtures.
She also loves working as a vocal coach, working at institutions including Arts Ed, London Studio Centre and Trinity Laban.
Alongside her musical theatre work, Nicole is in demand as a classical pianist and accompanist, having played for masterclasses with Eugene Asti, Malcolm Martineau and Iain Burnside amongst others. A regular recital partner of mezzo soprano Emily Gray, they are about to release an album of English song, featuring the works of Eric Thiman and Michael Head (November 2022).
Nicole also has a thriving teaching practice (piano, singing, music theory), and has an LTCL teaching diploma (Distinction) from Trinity College London. She regularly accompanies exams (ABRSM, LCM, Trinity), competitions (Kathleen Ferrier Award, John Kerr, AESS) and festivals (Leicester Musicfest).