Sarah Nicolls

piano

Specialising in new music, Sarah Nicolls has become one of the leading performers of her generation, reflected in her 2004 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award nomination and consistent critical acclaim. Winner of the British Contemporary Piano Competition 2000, Sarah has performed at London’ South Bank Centre every year since her debut in the Park Lane Group Series 2001. Often invited to appear as soloist by the London Sinfonietta, she has played in their ground-breaking concerts with Warp Records, leading to current electro-acoustic research.

Sarah gave the UK premiere of Luciano Berio’s Piano Sonata in 2003, has given recitals at the Bath, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and Edinburgh Festivals, and has performed in the Ravello and Reggello festivals in Italy as well as the Klara Festival in Brussels. She has also appeared at the Wigmore Hall several times and in venues throughout Europe. Sarah has made several broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and Belgian National Radio. She read music at King’s College, London and the Royal Academy of Music,studying with Catherine Miller, Piers Lane, Paul Roberts and Andrew Ball, before taking up the post of lecturer in music at Brunel University.