Sydney composer, PhD candidate, and music educator Natalie Nicolas completed her Master of Music (Composition) degree under scholarship at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Nicolas is a tutor/lecturer at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, a HSC composition tutor, vocalist/pianist in gigs, and owns/runs a piano tuition school. She has written for artists such as the Australian String Quartet, Claire Edwardes, the Goldner String Quartet, the Muses Trio, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and others.
In 2020, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra commissioned Nicolas, alongside the Hills Symphony Orchestra. Nicolas awon the prestigious Harold and Gwenneth Harris Endowment for Medical Humanities Harris Award 2019/20, for her doctoral work with music and healthcare. In February, she found herself featured on ABC Classic FM’s ‘Best of Australian Classical Music, and on the International Women’s Day ‘Women of Note’ vol. 2 album, also released by ABC Classic FM.