Leo Nicholson studied at the Purcell School, the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, and with Douglas Finch and the late Yonty Solomon at Trinity Laban.
At Trinity, Leo won the John Longmire Beethoven Competition, the Alfred Kitchen Chopin Competition, and represented Trinity in the BPSE Intercollegiate Beethoven Competition. He graduated with First Class Honours and won three prizes: the Silver Medal awarded by the Worshipful Company of Musicians; the TCM Silver Medal for most outstanding contribution to the Keyboard Faculty and performance activities throughout his course, and the Nancy Thomas Prize for academic achievement.
Leo maintains his childhood links with Sheffield – he performed the Grieg Piano Concerto with the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra in 2009, and Bartok’s 2nd Concerto with the University of Sheffield Symphony Orchestra in May 2010.
Leo is also a much sought-after accompanist, and has returned to Trinity as a faculty member, primarily accompanying singers and wind players.
Voici 5 ans il a formé un duo de flûte et piano avec Rosanna Ter-Berg, leur début à la Purcell Room (sous les auspices du Park Lane Group) en janvier 2012 a été acclamé par la critique et les a conduits à des représentations au Wigmore Hall et Bridgewater Hall. Léo et le saxophoniste Anthony Brown se sont rencontrés grâce à la Worshipful Company of Musicians et depuis se produisent dans tout le pays.
Leo has a fondness for Musical Theatre, and has worked on everything from small fringe shows (Belle Canto’s Opera Hour, and the Crowd (wept) and Hamlet! The Musical) to large commercial productions (Jekyll & Hyde UK Tour).
He lives in south London with his partner, cellist Samara Ginsberg, and Teddy the cat.