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Nicholas Bhattacharjee (Flute, Piccolo) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since April 2012)

  • Orchestras: Liverpool Sinfonietta, Orchestra of the Swan.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Northern Ballet.

Nicholas's orchestral work also includes

* = Prinipal Flute; + = co -Principal Flute

  • Birmingham Opera Company (+)
  • Carl Rosa Opera (*)
  • Commedia dell'Arte Operetta Company (*)
  • D'Oyly Carte Opera (+)
  • English National Ballet
  • English Pro Musica, Mid Wales Opera (*)
  • European Opera Centre (*)
  • Haverhill Sinfonia (+)
  • Liverpool Sinfonia (*)
  • Manchester Concert Orchestra
  • Musical Associates (UK) Limited (+)
  • National Concert Orchestra (+)
  • National Festival Orchestra (*)
  • National Symphony Orchestra (*)
  • New English Concert Orchestra (+)
  • Northern Ballet
  • Northern Chamber Orchestra (+)
  • Orchestra Da Camera
  • The English Symphony Orchestra (*)
  • The Mozart Festival Orchestra (+)
  • The Orchestra of the Swan (+)
  • The Welsh Chamber Orchestra (*)
  • Traveling Opera (*)

Training Orchestras:

  • Britten - Pears Orchestra
  • Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony and Chamber Orchestras (along with other ensembles and recital performances)
  • Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Symphony and Chamber Orchestras (along with other ensembles and recital performances)
  • Chetham's School of Music Chamber Orchestra with whom he toured to Germany and the USA.

Orchestral recordings

  • Arnold Bax, Concertino for Piano and Orchestra (2011, Orchestra of the Swan - Somm Recordings)
  • BBC Radio 3 - Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. (2016 Evening concert with Orchestra of The Swan)
  • BBC2 and Live from Picture House Cinemas - Shakespeare Live! from the RSC. (2016 Live broadcast celebrating 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.)
  • CBeebies - Goldilocks and the Three Bears Ballet for Children (2017, The Northern Ballet -BBC Media)
  • CBeebies - The Three Little Pigs Ballet for Children (2014, The Northern Ballet -BBC Media)
  • CBeebies -The Ugly Duckling Ballet for Children (2013, The Northern Ballet -BBC Media): Won Bafta Award
  • Hans Gal, Symphony No. 1 (2014, Orchestra of the Swan - Avie Recordings)
  • Hans Gal, Symphony No. 2 (2013, Orchestra of the Swan - Avie Recordings)
  • Hans Gal, Symphony No. 3 (2011, Orchestra of the Swan - Avie Recordings)
  • Hans Gal, Symphony No. 4 (2012, Orchestra of the Swan - Avie Recordings)
  • John Ireland, Legend (2011, Orchestra of the Swan - Somm Recordings)
  • John Ireland, Piano Concerto (2011, Orchestra of the Swan - Somm Recordings)
  • Joseph Livingstone, Resurrection Time! (2017, Solo flute - Centaur Records)
  • Philip Sawyers, Cello Concerto (2013, Orchestra of the Swan - Avie Recordings)
  • Philip Sawyers, Symphony No. 2 (2013, Orchestra of the Swan - Avie Recordings)
  • Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 1 (2014, Orchestra of the Swan - Avie Recordings)
  • Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 2 (2012, Orchestra of the Swan - Avie Recordings)
  • Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 3 (2011, Orchestra of the Swan - Avie Recordings)
  • Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 4 (2013, Orchestra of the Swan - Avie Recordings)
  • Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No 2, (2015, Peter Donohoe, Orchestra of the Swan - Hyperion Records)

Nicholas joined the Orchestra of the Swan, based in Stratford -upon -Avon, as co -principal Flute in 1997.

The Bard of Tysoe, (Haydn Symphony No. 92 'TheOxford')

"Special mention must be made, here, of player -of -the -night Nick Bhattacharjee's transcendent flute playing - especially those first magical first notes…"

He has a busy freelance career playing with orchestras from all over the country in various prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms), Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Bridgewater Hall, The Sage Gateshead and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Nicholas has toured with orchestras to China, America (New York Alice Tully Hall), Switzerland, Germany (Berlin Konzerthaus), France, Austria, and Holland (Royal Concertgebouw).

classicalsource.com

"…Schumann's 'Rhenish Symphony is given a superb outing, gloriously joyous, exuberant and generously lyrical, sensitively addressed and lovingly detailed…"

Nicholas was invited to perform with the Italian Soprano Yvetta Tannenberger in a recital marking the end of the prestigious Tibor Varga festival in Switzerland.

Gramophone, (Schumann Symphony No.1)

"This account is a joy to hear from start to finish, perfectly paced and superbly played…"

Recently Nicholas performed the Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major with the Liverpool Sinfonia, Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major with the Liverpool Met Cathedral Orchestra, and Haydn double flute concerto with the Orchestra of the Swan.

Gramophone

"…An ebullient and invaluable disc for all devotees of Bax and Ireland…"

In 2013 Nicholas performed in Northern Ballet's production for children, The Ugly Duckling. This was not only taken on tour but was also recorded for the BBC's children's channel, CBeebies. The production won a BAFTA award in March 2014. Nicholas has also been recently touring with the second children's ballet, The Three Little Pigs which was also recorded for the BBC.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

  • Birmingham Conservatoire (Master of Arts: Distinction)
  • Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (BA in Musical Studies)

Schools attended

Chetham's School of Music (1989),

Prizes and Awards

  • Nicholas received the James Fernley Scholarship for the continuation of Orchestral Studies (1994)
  • Aberdeen International Music Festival Ensemble Competition (finalist)
  • Symphony Hall Recital Competition in Birmingham (finalist)

Teachers

  • Alan Lockwood (former Principal BBC Philharmonic) 1988-1991
  • Richard Chester MBE (former Principal RSNO) 1991-1994
  • Kevin Gowland (Principal Opera North, former Principal CBSO) 1994-1997.

Masterclasses with William Bennett, Susan Milan, Peter Lukas-Graff, Peter Lloyd, Charles Dagnino, Philippa Davies, and Elena Duran.

Nicholas joined Morgensterns in April 2005

Nicholas's web profile was last updated 27th Apr 2017

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Nicholas Bhattacharjee (Flute, Piccolo) Profile

Teaching experience

  • Holds a Woodwind Teaching Endorsement from RSAMD
  • Leicestershire Arts (individual teaching)
  • Birmingham Conservatorie Junior School
  • St. Edwards College, Liverpool
  • University of Derby, teaching degree and diploma students in lessons and Masterclasses

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Nicholas Bhattacharjee (Flute, Piccolo) Profile

Nicholas's web links

www.flyingflute.co.uk

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Nicholas Bhattacharjee (Flute, Piccolo) Profile

Discography

Orchestral recordings

  • Arnold Bax, Concertino for Piano and Orchestra (2011, Orchestra of the Swan- Somm Recordings)
  • BBC Radio 3 – Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. (2016 Evening concert with Orchestra of The Swan)
  • BBC2 and Live from Picture House Cinemas– Shakespeare Live! from the RSC. (2016 Live broadcast celebrating 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.)
  • CBeebies- Goldilocks and the Three Bears Ballet for Children (2017, The Northern Ballet-BBC Media)
  • CBeebies- The Three Little Pigs Ballet for Children (2014, The Northern Ballet-BBC Media)
  • CBeebies-The Ugly Duckling Ballet for Children (2013, The Northern Ballet-BBC Media): Won Bafta Award
  • Hans Gal, Symphony No. 1 (2014, Orchestra of the Swan- Avie Recordings)
  • Hans Gal, Symphony No. 2 (2013, Orchestra of the Swan- Avie Recordings)
  • Hans Gal, Symphony No. 3 (2011, Orchestra of the Swan- Avie Recordings)
  • Hans Gal, Symphony No. 4 (2012, Orchestra of the Swan- Avie Recordings)
  • John Ireland, Legend (2011, Orchestra of the Swan- Somm Recordings)
  • John Ireland, Piano Concerto (2011, Orchestra of the Swan- Somm Recordings)
  • Joseph Livingstone, Resurrection Time! (2017, Solo flute – Centaur Records)
  • Philip Sawyers, Cello Concerto (2013, Orchestra of the Swan- Avie Recordings)
  • Philip Sawyers, Symphony No. 2 (2013, Orchestra of the Swan- Avie Recordings)
  • Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 1 (2014, Orchestra of the Swan- Avie Recordings)
  • Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 2 (2012, Orchestra of the Swan- Avie Recordings)
  • Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 3 (2011, Orchestra of the Swan- Avie Recordings)
  • Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 4 (2013, Orchestra of the Swan- Avie Recordings)
  • Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No 2, (2015, Peter Donohoe, Orchestra of the Swan- Hyperion Records)

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If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
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