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Nicholas Collon

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Artistic Director

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Aurora Orchestra
Kings Place 90 York Way
London N1 9AG
United Kingdom

Company Description: Aurora Orchestra was founded in 2004 by conductors Robin Ticciati and Nicholas Collon. The orchestra's first season included concerts at the Cadogan Hall and LSO St...   more

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    Clare College
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Since its foundation in 2005, ..., 27 Feb 2014 [cached]
Since its foundation in 2005, Aurora, under its principal conductor Nicholas Collon, has specialised in programmes involving mixed musical genres and collaboration with other artforms.
NICHOLAS COLLON has been ..., 22 Sept 2013 [cached]
NICHOLAS COLLON has been appointed Assistant Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2011/12 season. He is currently Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of Aurora Orchestra.
::: Nicholas Collon : reviews :::, 1 Mar 2013 [cached]
"Nicholas Collon drew immaculate performances from his players and yet the music was only one element of this ingeniously conceived cross-arts programme.
There was something rather after-hours, too, about the sepulchral timbres that predominated: the sinister, rocking strings in the Nocturne, superbly balanced by the conductor, Nicholas Collon."
"Collon has a wonderful ability to find the song leaping within Brahms's heart, and this both lightened and energised a concerto often made over-portentous."
"…but even she couldn't match the starry debut of conductor Nicholas Collon. Best known for his work with the Aurora Orchestra, Collon's work here maintained his characteristic lightness of touch, bringing out the pulsing offbeats of the Overture and bringing the same clarity of drama and swift pacing to the subsequent action."
Making his Coliseum debut, Nicholas Collon brings consistent flexibility and momentum to a reading that never for a moment hangs fire."
Nicholas Collon was making his ENO conducting debut and enticed well-paced, zestful playing from the orchestra."
"Making his house debut, conductor Nicholas Collon delivers a lovingly-crafted and joyous account of Mozart's miraculous score."
Nicholas Collon's enthusiasm as conductor-compère was obvious."
"Aurora's chief conductor Nicholas Collon guided us through the major works with panache.
"In fact, it all made you feel as though you wished Collon and his Aurora Orchestra would simply take over for all the Proms.
"A CD collection featuring Britain's brightest young ensemble, Aurora orchestra, and their hot conductor Nicholas Collon.
Anyone who's attended an Aurora Orchestra concert at Kings Place will know that twentysomething conductor Nicholas Collon is a force to be reckoned with. When he speaks, he looks as if butter wouldn't melt, but in action his technique is disciplined as well as sufficiently free to get the flexibility he needs.
Aurora's programming is as eclectic as Muhly's list of influences; this concert under Nicholas Collon spanned four centuries, finishing with a scamper through the cartoonish Chamber Symphony by John Adams, Muhly's most obvious musical begetter."
"Matching its virtuosic flair and adventurous programming, Nicholas Collon's London-based Aurora Orchestra clearly has canny promotional skills too.
"But for me, the most pleasing moment of the night was to see the Ensemble award go to Aurora, a fabulous young chamber orchestra that in six years of existence has emerged as one of the most dynamic, innovative and open-minded groups of its kind - led by the young conductor, Nicholas Collon, who collected the pickle-fork."
So, with the concert going out live on Radio 3, the Aurora's founder, Nicholas Collon, found himself filling giant boots at very short notice."
"Yesterday evening's needs-must situation deprived us of a visit from the Aurora Orchestra's honorary patron, Sir Colin Davis - whose infection, we were glad to hear, was nothing serious - but I, for one, wanted to hear how this dazzling young ensemble's principal conductor and artistic director Nicholas Collon would fare in his master's shoes."
That's the achievement of the young conductor Nicholas Collon, but it's not the only one. When there's a tricky new opera to be nursed into life, when a top orchestra has a difficult premiere that terrifies more senior conductors, when a promoter wants a bright young enthusiast to lead an extraordinary happening - such as the recent Frank Zappa festival at the Roundhouse - Collon is their first port of call.
But there are signs that the 27-year-old Collon, who made a well-reviewed Proms debut last summer, is also on the cusp of a major international career.'
'...this combined with a provocative and arresting staging to make Mahogany's double bill one of the most exciting and electrifying evenings I've spent at the opera in recent seasons....yet even this vibrant vocal quartet was upstaged by the brilliant playing of the Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon, whose feel for Stravinsky's Russian colourings were beyond reproach.'
'...A cleverly designed show, a heroic costume team, much acting to die for, and vocals to match (plus a 21-strong band wreathed in in Krasa-like irony by conductor Nicholas Collon). And poignancy? In swathes.'
'Shostakovich's mighty Fourth Symphony, one of this composer's greatest and most original orchestral pieces, received a performance of considerable insight, revealing that Collon knows this masterpiece very well, and equally knows how to get the best from this most excellent orchestra.'
Conductor Nicholas Collon recreated the magical textures of this Ligeti score, gossamer threads, crystalline chords and dancing, shimmering passages were simply beguiling.'
Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra (CUCO) « Cambridge University Musical Society, 13 Jan 2014 [cached]
18 January 2014 Tippett A Child of Our Time with Cambridge College Choirs, CUMS Symphony Orchestra, and professional soloists, conducted by Nicholas Collon (King's College Chapel)
Eleventenths :: An independent agency specializing in the promotion of classical music and the arts., 5 Mar 2014 [cached]
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