The Englisah tenor, Nicholas Hurndall Smith, studied music at Corpus Christi College, Oxford where he was organ scholar, but soon abandoned the solitary organ loft in favour of singing. He met Robert Hollingworth on tour with Choir of New College, Oxford and joined I Fagiolini in 1992. He trained with David Pollard on the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Opera Course, supported by The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipemakers and Tobacco Blenders.
Nicholas Smith is now equally at home on the concert platform and operatic stage. Besides performing, he enjoys teaching the choral scholars at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and is a keen rock climber.