Nicholas Scott (tenor) studied with Richard Hill at Ampleforth College, leaving in 2005 to take up a Choral Scholarship to Gloucester Cathedral where his solo performances include Monteverdi Vespers 1610 and Stainer’s The Crucifixion. He also performed as a soloist in Kodaly’s Missa Brevis at Gloucester Three Choirs Festival in 2007. During this time, he was given his first operatic role as Prince Phillipe in Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement with Worcester College Opera, Oxford.
Nicholas was awarded a Sir Elton John Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Mark Wildman and Iain Ledingham. While an undergraduate, Nicholas enjoyed a busy solo career on the concert platform, highlights of which included the leading role in New Chamber Opera’s production of Arne’s The Judgement of Paris; Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the St Cecilia Orchestra in Ripon; and Bach’s Cantata BWV61 in Canterbury Cathedral; he has also performed Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. Nicholas is a product of the Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation ‘Bach Cantata Series’ with whom he continues to perform. He has performed Haydn’s Creation in Guildford Cathedral and Haydn’s Missa Cellensis and Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem at Lichfield Cathedral.
More recently, Nick has performed in The Victoria International Music Festival in Malta with the Maltese Philharmonic Orchestra and has sung Mozart’s Requiem in St Martin-in-the-Fields with the Brandenburg Sinfonia and Paul Spicer. Other performances include Bach’s B Minor Mass in Guernsey, and Leighton’s Crucifixus with The Nonsuch Singers.
Nicholas’ operatic roles include: Castor in Rameau’s Castor et Pollux with the Yorke Trust, and as the eponymous The Wandering Scholar by Holst and Don Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro under Iain Ledingham, Richard Dauntless in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore in the Buxton Opera House and Britten’s Curlew River in Orford.
Forthcoming performances include Handel’s Messiah in Worcester Cathedral and Bach’s Mass in B Minor in St John’s Smith Square.
Nick has been awarded a Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for Young Singers; and, at the Royal Academy of Music, the Arthur Burcher Memorial Prize, and the Henry Cummings Prize. He returns to the Academy in September as the recipient of the prestigious ABRSM Scholarship.