our story so far
Echor Music is the creation of 3 friends who saw a unique musical opportunity in the Chilterns. After a restless and troublesome time for the arts, the idea of setting up a brand-new orchestra might have seemed completely senseless. However, we quickly found that the lack of live performances had been sorely missed by the public and that the hint alone of our project was generating huge local excitement.
It is important to us to concentrate our artistic focus on culture and education for the Chilterns
As we began to hone our ideas it became apparent that a significant number of the best musicians in the country lived in and around Buckinghamshire and commuted to London for their work.
These musicians happen to be some of the world's most celebrated chamber musicians, principals of the major UK orchestras, and highly sought after freelance players who specialise in film and television recordings. This felt like an opportunity not to be missed.
Echor is going to bring you the most innovative, exciting orchestral concerts the Chilterns have ever seen
We will create a series of ongoing concerts, creating evenings of exhilaration and beauty in rural and surprising settings.
Each of our larger scale Echor events will consist of a main orchestral performance lasting no more than one hour followed by drinks and an informal after event of the highest quality jazz, blues, folk and even flamenco.
Since our hugely successful launch event at 'The Barn', an extraordinary agricultural barn converted into a music venue for the night, we have hosted various unique chamber events and performed our Christmas concerts where we mixed baroque and jazz in a beautiful church to create a truly memorable evening.
We couldn’t be more proud and excited to introduce you to our brand new orchestra. To follow our journey, please sign up to our mailing list below.
meet the team
Nicholas has worked extensively in France and the UK as assistant conductor on opera productions at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Theatre des Champs-Elysees and the Edinburgh International Festival, and as co-director of the Reuleaux Ensemble.
Currently principal viola of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and formerly with the Philharmonia Orchestra for over a decade, Nicholas’ career as violist has taken him to the most celebrated concert halls worldwide, and he is in great demand as a chamber musician and guest principal of the UK’s foremost orchestras. Nicholas appears on countless recordings, including solo artist on the Grammy Award nominated C.D. “The Solent”.