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Nichola Blakey (Viola, Viola Baroque, Alexander.Technique) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since November 2012)

  • Orchestras: Arion Orchestra, British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Chameleon Arts Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Kent Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sound Collective.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Longborough Festival Opera, Opera North Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Baroque/Classical): Collegium Musicum 90, Ex Cathedra, Fiori Musicali, Hanover Band.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Brandenburg Sinfonia, City Chamber Orchestra of London, Haverhill Sinfonia, Orchestra Nova, Sinfonia Cymru.
  • Chamber Groups: Bryden Strings.

Nichola's orchestral work also includes

Brandenburg Sinfonia, Charities Philharmonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Oriana Ensemble, Westminster Chamber Orchestra. BBC Philharmonic.

Nichola has had trials with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also on the extras list for the BBC Philharmonic.

Nichola's Baroque orchestral experience includes Dunedin Consort and Players, Little Baroque Company and Orchestra of the Baroque.

Further to her orchestral experience, Nichola's training orchestra experience includes The Amadeus Orchestra, Britten-Pears Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Youth Orchestra and many orchestras and chamber groups at the Royal Academy of Music.

Nichola's Baroque training includes an EUBO audition course (2007), The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience scheme (2006-7), a 90% bursary for Dartington International Summer School Baroque Orchestra July 2006, provided by Ernest Rainer, and a bursary for the 2007 course from the summer school and the Wingate Foundation, and projects at the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Nichola has worked under directors such as William Christie, Laurence Cummings, Sir John Eliot Gardener, Trevor Pinnock and Rachael Podger, and conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Mark Elder, Edward Gardener and Yan Pascal Tortelier.

Nichola's recording experience includes Handel's Messiah with the Dunedin Consort, released 10/2006 on Linn records, soundtrack to short film by Pistachio Pictures Ltd. "One Hundredth of a Second" screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2006; BBC Radio1 broadcast with the London Breakbeat Orchestra in 2007.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with a BMus(Hons) 1st class in 2007 and gaining an LRAM in 2006.

Prizes and Awards

RAM Early Music Prize finalist, performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.6 (2007)

Teachers

James Sleigh and Jane Rogers (Baroque Viola). Nichola has also had lessons with Alison Bury, Nicolette Moonen and Judy Tarling.

Masterclasses and chamber coaching:Brian Hawkins, Jerzy Kosmala, Martin Outram, Hartmut Rohde, Yitzak Schotten, Matthew Souter and John White.

Nichola joined Morgensterns in July 2007

Nichola's web profile was last updated 19th Nov 2017

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Nichola Blakey (Viola, Viola Baroque, Alexander.Technique) Profile

Education/Outreach experience

In the summer term of 2006 Nichola took part in workshops at various primary schools with the Orhestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

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Nichola Blakey (Viola, Viola Baroque, Alexander.Technique) Profile

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