Beatrice Nicholas

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Beatrice Nicholas

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Born (1983-08-23) August 23, 1983 (age 40)
Grantham, Lincolnshire
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CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Alma materRoyal Academy of Music

Beatrice Nicholas ( Born 23rd August 1983) is a British Concert Pianist. Performance venues of note have included the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Opera House, London Coliseum, Konzerthaus Berlin, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Leeds Town Hall and Snape Maltings. Beatrice has performed around the UK, Germany, Poland, Thailand and the Czech Republic. She is additionally a Staff Pianist at the[1] Royal Ballet School, a pianist at the English National Ballet and an[2] Online Piano Teacher.

Beatrice Nicholas was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, on 23 August 1983 to parents of Ghanaian and Jamaican heritage. She began to learn the piano at age four being taught at home by her mother. At age five she was sent to local piano teachers for training and then was admitted to the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music[3] at age fourteen to study piano with [4] Danielle Salamon, composition with[5] David Sutton-Anderson and cello with Robin Thompson-Clarke.[6] After winning the Junior Department's major Prizes for Piano and being a student composer at the[7] National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain,[8] Beatrice went on to the Royal Academy of Music to study Piano with Patsy Toh, Composition with[9] Elena Langer and Conducting with Denise Ham.[10]

She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2005 and winning the Academy's Eric Brough Memorial Prize for Piano upon graduation, after which Beatrice took postgraduate piano studies with Concert Pianist[11] Michael Endres at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule fuer Music in Berlin, and also studied privately in Hannover with[12] Matti Rakaellio.

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  1. Nicholas, Beatrice. "Pianist" (PDF). Royal Ballet School. Royal Ballet School. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  2. Nicholas, Beatrice. "Online Piano Teacher". Music Teachers. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  4. Salamon, Danielle. "Danielle Salamon". Royal College of Music Junior Department. Royal College of Music Junior Departmenmt. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  5. Sutton-Anderson, David. "Composition Teacher". University of Notre Dame Staff List. University of Notre Dame. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  7. Great Britain, National Youth Orchestra of. "National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain". National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Alumni. National Youth Orchestra. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  9. Langer, Elena. "Composer". Royal Academy of Music Composition Department. Royal Academy of Music. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  11. Endres, Michael. "Michael Endres". Radio New Zeeland. Radio New Zeeland. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  12. Raekallio, Matti. "Matti Raekallio". Ondine. Ondine. Retrieved 8 September 2020.

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