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Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord, Organ)

Born: Liverpool, England

The English harpsichordist and organist, Paul Nicholson, studied harpsichord and organ at Dartington College of Arts before reading music at the University of York. His tutors included John Wellingham, Roy Truby, Nicholas Danby and Colin Tilney.

Paul Nicholson's musical career consists of a variety of activities in chamber music, solo performance as an early-keyboard specialist, and as a conductor. As a member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment he appears in all these guises. He has musical partnerships with Fretwork, Convivium and Le Nouveau Quatuor, and recently his fortepiano playing has come to the fore in his recital work with violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch and the mezzo soprano Catherine Robbin. He is now a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3 and, as a Hyperion artist, his work has involved guest appearances as director and soloist with the Parley of Instruments in music by Arne, Linley and other English composers, as well as solo keyboard recordings of music by George Frideric Handel, Philips and Roseingrave.

Paul Nicolson is also active as a Festival director, at both the London Handel Festival and the Tilford Bach Festival, and he is associate musical director of the London Handel Orchestra. He has guest directed the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and The Sixteen, and his performances in America at the Boston Early Music Festival and the Carmel Bach Festival have met with acclaim.

Source: Hyperion Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2006)

Paul Nicholson: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Harry Christophers


BWV 50, BWV 34, BWV 147; BWV 225-230, BWV 245

Stephen Cleobury

Harpsichord, Organ

BWV 12, BWV 140, BWV 234, BWV 237, BWV 243
C-2 (1997):
BWV 63, BWV 150

John Eliot Gardiner


BWV 232 [1st], BWV 248

John Eliot Gardiner

Harpsichord, Organ

Member of English Baroque Soloists:
C-3 (1992):
BWV 36, BWV 61, BWV 62
BCP Vol. 9: CD-1:
BWV 148, BWV 114, BWV 47, BWV 226
BCP Vol. 11: CD-1:
BWV 162, BWV 49, BWV 180
BCP Vol. 12: CD-1:
BWV 55, BWV 89, BWV 115, BWV 60
BWV 232 [1st, 1985], BWV 244 [1st, 1988], BWV 245 [1st, 1986], BWV 248/1-6 [1st, 1987]

Roy Goodman


Sinfonia from BWV 29

Links to other Sites

Paul Nicholson - Keryboard, Conductor (Hyperion)

Paul Nicholson - Biography, Discography (Goldberg)

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