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French Horn player
Nicolas Fleury began his studies of French and natural horn at the age of eight. Upon completing his studies in his native country France - first, in Nantes Conservatoire and later in Rueil Malmaison Conservatoire, Paris - he continued his education at the Royal College of Music under the guidance of professors Timothy Brown, Timothy Jones and Sue Dent. He graduated in 2009 with distinction and The Tagore Gold Medal.
Nicolas is the Principal Horn of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Aurora Orchestra, in addition to being the Emerging Artist with London Sinfonietta.
He appears frequently as a guest principal horn in numerous orchestras around the world such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra among many others, with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink, Andris Nelsons, Valery Gergiev, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Murray Perahia, to name just a few.
As a soloist, Nicolas regularly performs various works for horn and orchestra, including Mozart's horn concertos, "La Villanelle" by Paul Dukas and Britten's "Serenade" for Horn, Tenor and Strings.