Nicholas Olsen


About me

I am a Welsh composer working and living in Glasgow

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“The final two pieces bristled with character … Nicholas Olsen’s 52:48 (Or How To Be Ignorant), a skilfully crafted, amusingly ironic musical response to empty political rhetoric.”

Kenneth Walton, Scotsman (October 3rd, 2016)

“The more intimate atmosphere of Cumnock Old Parish Church was the venue for a showcase of even newer works with five pieces penned for the Tryst by composition students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland premiered by their highly accomplished colleagues of the RCS Music Lab. There was not a weak effort among them…”

Keith Bruce, The Herald (October 2nd, 2016)

‘…the gripping opening, sultry inflexions and flashes of virtuosity that gave gravitas to Nicholas Olsen’s Echoes of Empire."

Kenneth Walton, Scotsman (May 11th, 2015)

‘… a real gem… Nicholas Olsen’s evocation of timelessness in the first movement of his Echoes of Empire, which had the genuine sense of a distant past in its first movement and an appropriately-pastoral feel to its second’ – Herald

Michael Tumelty, The Herald (May 6th, 2015)

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