Nicki, our leader

Nicki Lancaster

Nicola Ba(Hons) MA RMths MISM HCPC has been living in Bury St Edmunds since 2003 and has been playing the violin since she was 7 years old. Nicola played in many ensembles in Salisbury, Wiltshire including the Wiltshire & Swindon County Youth Orchestra and toured to Belgium, Italy and Prague during this time. Nicola then moved to Cambridge and studied with Mifune Tsuji. Nicola led the ARU orchestra, toured across Italy with the Anglia Chamber Ensemble and played with the K239 Chamber Orchestra. Nicola achieved a Degree in Music, following which she took a break to raise her family. Nicola returned to study to complete a Masters Degree and qualify as a certified Music Therapist. As well as working as a music therapist Nicola teaches a variety of instruments, musicianship, music theory and also runs a choir at a local school.

Throughout her life Nicola has played with a variety of ensembles, played on the radio and television and has enjoyed creating music with wonderful musicians from bands through to Orchestras. She enjoys leading the BFO, taking string sectional rehearsals and playing with this fun and friendly orchestra.

Nicola is passionate about Music and enjoys her work as a Music Therapist and music teacher, she feels that she will never stop learning and likes to share the joy of music-making with as many people as possible.

(last updated 28 March 2018)
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