Angus Nicholson, aged 24 from Hempstead near Saffron Walden in Essex, is awarded £10,250 towards the MComp in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music. Angus was mentored by Rupert Gregson-Williams for the first year of his scholarship, and Maggie Rodford for the second.
It's a huge privilege to receive an award from such a prestigious organisation. I can't wait to get started and make the most out of this opportunity.
Angus completed his BMus in Music at King’s College London, graduating in 2015 with first class honours. While at King’s, Angus was the musical director of the university’s prestigious a capella group, All the King’s Men. He wrote his first vocal arrangement for the group in 2014, which went on to win awards for arranging at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and at the esteemed Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARA) just a year later. He currently lives in London, freelancing in composing, arranging, performing, as well as teaching music.
Angus says: “Being awarded a BAFTA scholarship feels incredible; I now know I will be able to focus all my energy on my course without worrying about funding and the costs of living in London, and it’s also a huge privilege to receive an award from such a prestigious organisation. I can’t wait to get started and make the most out of this opportunity.”
Angus is one of our 2018 returning scholars.