Rose, Nicola

Nicola Rose gained a BMus (Hons) degree in piano accompaniment from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2008 winning the Bryan Davies accompaniment prize and the Mansel Thomas award for Musicianship. She continued working at the college as a Junior Fellow in Accompaniment on the MA Opera Performance course for two years. In 2012 Nicola completed her studies as a trainee at the National Opera Studio in London.

Nicola has a passion for education, outreach and community work and has worked as a pianist for the Welsh National Opera MAX department since 2004. For the past eight years, she has been a repetiteur for the Welsh National Youth Opera and most recently for the Royal Opera House youth department. She is also a repetiteur for the award winning company, Music Theatre Wales, working on contemporary and newly commissioned operas.

Nicola has been a member of the LIVE MUSIC NOW scheme since 2006 and has recorded CDs with the percussionist Dave Danford and with the Lunar Sax Quartet.

Now based in London, Nicola works as a freelance pianist, repetiteur and teacher.