Baroque flute and recorders

Nicola began studying the baroque flute with Siu Peasgood on the Postgraduate Diploma course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, enabling her to win the Performance Practice Prize. This led to her appointment as sub-principal flute of the Welsh Baroque Orchestra and her decision to concentrate on period performance. Nicola has since studied the baroque flute and recorder with Katy Bircher, Rebecca Prosser and Rachel Brown.

Nicola is a versatile and enthusiastic baroque musician, performing on transverse flute and recorders with period instrument ensembles including the Gabrieli Consort & Players, Brecon Baroque,  Réjouissance, the Musical and Amicable Society and the Corelli Orchestra, amongst others. Nicola is a founder member of Wales’s newest period instrument ensemble, Wales Baroque Players, who embarked on their first concert tour in 2016.

Nicola also enjoys rehearsing and performing music for smaller ensembles, such as duo and trio sonatas. Nicola and her duo partner Thomas Breeze (harpsichord) have performed recitals together at venues including the Handel House Museum in London, and regularly work with fellow baroque musicians to explore some of the wealth of chamber music from the 18th century.