“Nicholas Korth is a composer with a unique vision. His creative exploration of harmony and sound is individual, fascinating and powerful.
Using the natural overtone system – in instrumental and in vocal contexts – creates sound worlds of great individuality and originality.
Nicholas is very sensitive and refined in all the musical choices he makes. Be it the texts he chooses to set, or the musicians he collaborates with in his projects. Given that Nicholas, who is a fabulous principal horn in the BBC Symphony Orchestra, has the energy, commitment and vision to compose such individual music, is something extraordinary. I have great admiration for Nicholas as a colleague and as a composer of integrity and great skill.”
Martyn Brabbins, music director, English National Opera
Nicholas has recently been appointed as Composer in Residence with the English Sinfonia.
In 2020 he was commissioned by the London Chamber Orchestra and the Guild of Horn Players to write two works involving tenor, natural horn and strings. The first of these, Inscapes was premiered earlier this year with the composer and Toby Spence as soloists with the London Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Warren-Green. The performance will soon be available as an online stream.