Nicholas Bromilow

Musical Director

Nicholas Bromilow is a born-and-bred Bristolian, and was a singer from a very young age. At the age of 7, he took up the piano, and 10 the French horn. Nicholas made his debut as a conductor at the age of 18 in 2009, with a complete performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’. As a teenager, he gained various awards for his musical abilities, including the worshipful company of musicians award and two choral scholarships. At the University of Southampton, he was assistant conductor of the Chamber Orchestra and Brass Band as well as orchestral manager and publicity secretary to the Symphony Orchestra.

Nicholas leads a busy schedule, conducting all over the county with nine different ensembles. He is assistant conductor to the Harry Ensemble, who have toured to Norway, Sweden, Spain and Iceland. Nicholas has set up orchestras and choirs including the Clifton Harmonic Ensemble, Fidelis Chorale, Insight Ensemble and Resonance Orchestra. Other guest conducting postions include the Bristol Ensemble, Bristol Chamber Orchestra, Petersfield Orchestra and Saltford Orchestra. Nicholas also teaches Piano, Brass, Singing and Conducting to many different pupils of all ages and abilities.

Nicholas has studied orchestral conducting with heads of the Royal Academy of Music (Sian Edwards), the Royal Northern College of Music (Mark Heron and Clark Rundell) the Royal College of Music (Howard Williams), the University of Southampton (Robin Browning) and the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra (John Farrer). He has studied choral conducting with Ralph Allwood (Previous Musical Director of Eton College) and Edward Rhys Harry (Musical Director of the Harry Ensemble).

He has sung under many world renowned conductors (including Simon Rattle, Marin Alsop & Esa-Pekka Salonen), famed orchestras (including the Vienna Philarmonic, the Philharmonia and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment) and has performed in prestigious venues (Lucerne Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican). Nicholas returned as assistant conductor to the Festival of Male Choirs’ 800 voice performance to the Albert Hall in October 2018. Nicholas has recently co-founded the Resonance Orchestra, whose aim is to bring classical music to a new audience. Performances have been highly successful and seen the orchestra perform under the wings of concorde in the Aerospace Museum of Filton, Bristol to a sell out audience. With this group, Nicholas conducted the Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Bernstein’s West Side Story Symphonic Dances in Motion Night Club, with dancers and a Salsa Trio!