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Nicholas Collon

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Local Address:  London , United Kingdom

Employment History


  • music
    Clare College
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Appointments | Classical Music, 15 Oct 2015 [cached]
Nicholas Collon takes Hague Philharmonic post
British conductor Nicholas Collon is the new principal conductor of the Hague Philharmonic.
The 32-year-old will take up the post on 1 August 2016, and will lead the orchestra for an average of six weeks per season until at least 2019. A change in the structure of the conducting staff means that Collon will work alongside fellow principal conductor Jan Willem de Vriend.
Collon said: 'It is very important to me that orchestral music is accessible and relevant to as broad an audience as possible, and I see this ambition reflected in the Hague Philharmonic. The artistic potential of the orchestra and a renewed emphasis on interesting programming and presentation played a major role in my decision to join as principal conductor, along with the excellent education and participation projects taking place in The Hague's various neighbourhoods.'
Collon founded the Aurora Orchestra in 2005, and remains its principal conductor and artistic director. He also regularly conducts the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia and has also appeared at English National Opera.
Management / Aurora Orchestra, 7 Aug 2015 [cached]
Nicholas Collon
Nicholas Collon
Principal Conductor & Artistic Director
Nicholas Collon Principal Players
Vienna Revisited – An Introduction by Tom Service / Aurora Orchestra, 7 Aug 2015 [cached]
In making this music their own, the performers in our series - like the conductor Nicholas Collon, who leads both the London Sinfonietta and Aurora Orchestra - will show that the power of this music can have a shattering impact on today's audiences.
Aurora Orchestra » Latest News, 4 Aug 2015 [cached]
The Telegraph'sJonathan McAloon wrote: "not being tied to the spot seemed, refreshingly, to make the performers bolder, as well as more bonded to their conductor's vision. [Nicholas] Collon coaxed a wonderfully clear-running duet from principal flautist Jane Mitchell and oboist Thomas Barber in the second movement.
 Music OMH'sSteven Johnson (4.5 stars) described "an invigorated, liberated performance... With vivacious, fearless playing like this, the reputations of the Aurora Orchestra and Nicholas Collon are set to soar even higher.
Events include: the world premiere of a new commission by Scottish composer Martin Suckling â€" Psalm â€" at The Royal Academy (9 November 2015) to coincide with the opening of an exhibition of de Waal’s favourite white objects and paintings; an evening of poetry and music focused on the writings of Paul Celan, staged in partnership with Poet in the City at Kings Place (12 November 2015); and a performance of Hans Zender’s ‘composed interpretation’ of Schubert’s Winterreise as part of Spitalfields Music Winter Festival (8 December 2015) featuring tenor Allan Clayton, and prefaced by a special pre-concert talk between Edmund de Waal and Nicholas Collon.
Under the artistic direction of Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon the orchestra has developed a reputation for marrying outstanding performance quality with creative programming, inspiring collaborations across art forms and musical genres, and innovative concert presentation.  Aurora is the youngest-ever recipient of the RPS Ensemble Award, and has recently announced a three-year recording agreement with Warner Classics. Over the past year the orchestra has toured to Italy, Brazil and Australia.
The recording sessions took place at Fairfield Halls Croydon in November 2014, the venue where Britten and Pears recorded the Nocturne 50 years previously, with Aurora’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Nicholas Collon using the same conducting podium for these sessions as Britten himself.
Nicholas Collon, conductor
Nicholas Collon (conductor)
Nicholas Collon and the Aurora players will continue their journey of discovery at this year's Prom as they present Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, without music stands and printed notes.
Aurora's Principal Conductor & Artistic Director, Nicholas Collon, explains why he and the orchestra - having performed Mozart's Symphony No. 40 from memory at last year's BBC Proms - decided to play another symphony from memory at this year's Proms:
"It says much for the orchestra’s imagination and that of its conductor, Nicholas Collon, that the disc has the true feel and immediacy of a live concert with an arresting variety of styles cohesively drawn into a glowingly organic whole… With such astute planning and with playing of the first order, this CD amounts to much more than the sum of its parts. Geoffrey Norris
The performances, directed by Nicholas Collon, are crisp and bright, rising to virtuoso level in John Adams’s scintillating 'Chamber Symphony'. Richard Fairman
"Aurora may be London-based but under co-founder Nicholas Collon, it sounds thoroughly at home in these transatlantic landscapes."
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.
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