Nicholas Collon Biography (Wikipedia)
Nicholas Collon (born 1983, London) is a British conductor.
A viola player, pianist and organist by training, Collon played viola in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYOGB). He studied at Eton and was an organ scholar at Clare College, Cambridge. One of his conducting mentors was Sir Colin Davis, and Collon has served as an assistant conductor to Sir Mark Elder.
In 2004, Collon, Robin Ticciati and fellow NYOGB musicians founded the Aurora Orchestra, with Collon as its artistic director. He was awarded the 2008 Arts Foundation Fellowship for conducting, from a list of twenty nominated British conductors. For the 2011-2012 season, Collon was Assistant Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
In April 2007, Collon conducted Mozart's The Magic Flute, directed by Samuel West, in Ramallah and Bethlehem, the first-ever staged opera production in the West Bank, and returned in 2009 with the same team for performances of La bohème. His English National Opera conducting debut was in September 2012. In June 2013, he conducted the British stage premiere of Jonathan Harvey's opera Wagner Dream for Welsh National Opera.
- Nicholas Collon: the excitement builds in Bach's B Minor Masshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p062vmnv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p062vmnv.jpg2018-03-30T17:26:00.000ZComplex harmonies prepare for the explosive fanfare of the Et resurrexit.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p062vk5v
Nicholas Collon: the excitement builds in Bach's B Minor Mass
- Sam Rudd-Jones: Opposites Attract (BBC commission)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05jv7fr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05jv7fr.jpg2017-10-13T11:45:00.000ZWinner of the 2016 BBC Proms Inspire Competition (Upper Junior category)https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05jnw63
Sam Rudd-Jones: Opposites Attract (BBC commission)
- Will Harmer: The Whole Heaven on Firehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05jv6jr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05jv6jr.jpg2017-10-13T11:35:00.000ZWinner of the 2017 BBC Proms Inspire Competition (Upper Junior category)https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05jnvxl
Will Harmer: The Whole Heaven on Fire
- Sarah Jenkins: Three Miniatures of Ynys Lawdhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05jv5wj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05jv5wj.jpg2017-10-13T11:30:00.000ZWinner of the 2017 BBC Proms Inspire Competition (Senior category)https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05jnw3m
Sarah Jenkins: Three Miniatures of Ynys Lawd
- Chelsea Becker: New Yorkhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05k6t83.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05k6t83.jpg2017-10-13T11:25:00.000ZWinner of the 2017 BBC Proms Inspire Competition (Lower Junior category)https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05jnw56
Chelsea Becker: New York
- Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat major 'Eroica' (Funeral March) – excerpt (2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p059kz2q.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p059kz2q.jpg2017-07-24T15:35:00.000ZNo symphony pulses more vigorously with the rhythms of political protest than Beethoven's 'Eroica', performed here entirely from memory.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p059kv2n
Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat major 'Eroica' (Funeral March) – excerpt (2017)
- Shoshanah Sievers: Les nuances de la Lumièrehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452dk7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452dk7.jpg2016-08-22T08:40:00.000ZWinner of the 2016 BBC Proms Inspire Competition (Lower Junior category).https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045hc0z
Shoshanah Sievers: Les nuances de la Lumière
- Sam Rudd-Jones: Angryhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452dw6.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452dw6.jpg2016-08-22T08:12:00.000ZWinner of the 2016 BBC Proms Inspire Competition (Upper Junior category).https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045h8l2
Sam Rudd-Jones: Angry
- Morgan Overton: Two Boyshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452dll.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452dll.jpg2016-08-22T08:06:00.000ZWinner of the 2016 BBC Proms Inspire Competition (Upper Junior category).https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045h7sx
Morgan Overton: Two Boys
- James Chan: Litanyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452dgd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452dgd.jpg2016-08-22T08:00:00.000ZWinner of the 2016 BBC Proms Inspire Competition (Senior category).https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045h73r
James Chan: Litany
- Alex Jones: Sensim mutationemhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452ddy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452ddy.jpg2016-08-22T07:43:00.000ZWinner of the 2016 BBC Proms Inspire Competition (Senior Junior category).https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045h5t3
Alex Jones: Sensim mutationem
- Jack Robinson: Hound Hunterhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452dpq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452dpq.jpg2016-08-22T07:28:00.000ZWinner of the 2016 BBC Proms Inspire Competition (Lower Junior category).https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045h5d8
Jack Robinson: Hound Hunter
- Flash Prom with the Aurora Orchestrahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0434q7w.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0434q7w.jpg2016-07-31T14:13:00.000ZNicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra surprise shoppers at Westfield Centre in advance of their BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hallhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0434q97
Flash Prom with the Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon Tracks