Alasdair Nicolson


Alongside regularly conducting his own music, he has conducted a great deal of contemporary music and standard repertoire in concert and broadcast. He has a great love of opera and the voice and was for a time on the staff at the Opera de Monte Carlo. He has also worked extensively in studio conducting both for dance and film. Studio recordings have included greenvoe and scotland's century with the bbc scottish symphony orchestra and the loch with the Chamber Group of Scotland and Corryvreckan for SYD dance.  In 2000 he conducted his opera ice with the City of London Sinfonia at the great hall of the People's Palace, London.  In 2008 he made his debut with the LSO and LSO Chorus at the barbican conducting his hour-long work Two Sisters, a Rose, a Flood and Snow.


He has worked with orchestras, opera companies and chamber groups including:the London Symphony Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Group of Scotland,  the LSO Chorus, the SCO Chorus, the Platform Ensemble, the St Magnus Festival Chorus and the SoundIventors Ensemble. In 2014 he created The Assembly Project with Producer Bethany Alexander which is a production company and ensemble. With this ensemble he has conducted Faversham's grand scale Magna Carta Cantata "Toads on a Tapestry" by David Knotts which brought together Soloists, Chorus, Chilrden's Choir and Brass Band with the Assembly Project.  The Ensemble also made its debut at the St Magnus International Festival and gave three concerts. Most recently he has conducted Ensemble Perpetuo in a performance of Upside Down Sailor by Roxanna Panufnik with narration by Sir Richard Stilgoe.


The orchestral performance, conducted with real style and flair by the composer himself, highlighted the sheer beauty of the orchestration.