Nic Fallowfield is an experienced violinist, teacher and conductor. He has held positions as co-principal 1st violin in the Northern Sinfonia (1980-1988), co-leader of the English String Orchestra (1988-1992) and co-leader of sinfonia ViVA (1988-present).
He was leader of Orchestra of the Swan in its early years and has been a guest leader of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and others. With ESO and sinfonia ViVA he has been soloist in concertos by Bach, Mozart, Schnittke and Malcolm Arnold.
An experienced chamber music player and coach Nic is 1st violin of the Tedesca String Quartet which he founded in 2010. He studied initially with Anne Macnaghten and then at Trinity College of Music with the great Hungarian pedagogue Bela Katona.
After a period of intensive study with the renowned conductor and teacher George Hurst Nic made his conducting debut in 1990 with a series of concerts in Finland since when he has conducted orchestras in France, Germany, Belgium Greece and Romania.
In this country he is conductor of, among others, the Four Counties Youth Orchestra in North Wales, the Beauchamp Sinfonietta and the Charnwood Orchestra.
In recent years he has given highly popular and successful Conducting Workshops for groups of peripatetic teachers.