NICHOLAS COLLON, conductor

Founder and Principal Conductor, Aurora Orchestra
Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Residentie Orchestra The Hague
Principal Guest, Guerzenich Orchestra Cologne

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The young British conductor Nicholas Collon is Founder and Principal Conductor of London's Aurora Orchestra, Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Residentie Orchestra The Hague, and Principal Guest of the Guerzenich Orchestra Cologne.  He is recognized as a born communicator, innovative programmer, and high-caliber interpreter of a wide repertoire.  The Aurora Orchestra, under his direction, have become known for their eclectic programming and for performing complete symphonies from memory.  They are Associate Orchestra at the Southbank Centre and appear annually at the BBC Proms. Collon’s elegant conducting style, searching musical intellect and inspirational music-making have ensured that he is already a regular guest with orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Halle Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony, Danish National Symphony and Finnish Radio Symphony. He recently debuted with the Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester Berlin and Bamberg Symphony, among others. He makes his North American debut with the Toronto Symphony this season.  Collon has released ground-breaking recordings with Aurora for Warner Classics, and critically acclaimed discs with the Halle Orchestra and Danish Radio Symphony. He has conducted over 200 new works, and has conducted opera at English National, Welsh National and Glyndebourne on Tour. Collon is a violist by training, and studied as Organ Scholar at Clare College, Cambridge.

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