Born in West Sussex, Nick Pritchard sang in the choir of New College, Oxford (where he studied music) and is currently studying with Russell Smythe at The Royal College of Music International Opera School, where he is a Mason Scholar and is supported by a Help Musicians UK Tutton Award and The Countess of Munster trust. He is also a Samling Artist.
Previous concert work includes King Arthur at the Wigmore Hall with The Early Opera Company, Bach’s Mass in B minor for Sir John-Eliot Gardiner, Messiah in Holland with the Nieuwe Philharmonie, Bach Cantatas for Ensemble Pygmalion in France and Acis for Laurence Cummings, the Bach Magnificat (Laurence Cummings and The English Concert), the St. John Passion (The Choir of New College, Oxford) and the St. Matthew Passion (Leith Hill Music Festival), Vaughan-Williams’ On Wenlock Edge for BBC Radio 3, Die Schöne Müllerin (Elgar Room, The Royal Albert Hall with Gary Matthewman) and the War Requiem, St. Nicolas, The Spring Symphony (David Hill), Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (John Rutter) and Winter Words (Brighton Festival with Simon Lepper) and the world premiere of Gabriel Jackson’s Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ with the choir of Merton College, Oxford.
Recent opera roles include Paulino The Secret Marriage (BYO, for which he won the Dame Hilda Bracket award from Sadler’s Wells), Tamino for the RCMIOS, Telemaco for Iford Arts, Prologue from The Turn of the Screw as an Opera Holland Park Young Artist and Aquilio in JC Bach’s Adriano in Siria for the Classical Opera Company.
Current season/future plans: Ruggiero in Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggerio for BREMF, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion for Paul McCreesh and the St. Paul’s Chamber Orchestra in Minnesota, roles for Opera North and English Touring Opera in 2016 and Trauernacht, a set of staged Bach Cantatas, devised by Katie Mitchell for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.