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Miss Nicola Veal
Miss Nicola Veal

Biography

Music has always been a major part of my life.

I began piano lessons at the age of four and to broaden my musical awareness, took up the flute at the age of ten. After achieving grade eight piano and flute, I started to play the harp in 2000. By the age of eighteen I had passed Grade 8 examinations on all three instruments with distinction and achieved the certificate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for Performance on Piano.

I graduated from the University of Nottingham with an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Music (majoring in performance) in 2007. Since then I have achieved the Licentiate of Trinity College London with distinction for harp performance.

As a soloist Iíve taken part in a number of music festivals, including winning my class at the Reigate Festival and in 2004 being a finalist in the Maidstone Young Musician of the Year Competition. I have given numerous public recitals in the Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham. I am now a free-lance harpist, playing at weddings, functions and concerts throughout the year and enjoy a busy teaching schedule.

Since graduating, Iíve also also played as principal harp with a number of orchestras on a professional basis, including English Pro Musica, Maidstone Symphony Orchestra, Folkestone and Hythe Symphony Orchestra and for various choral societies and amateur dramatic groups. I was principal harp of the Kent County Youth Orchestra, one of the leading youth orchestras in the United Kingdom and harpist for the Kent Youth Chamber Orchestra. Iíve also played with the Maidstone Youth Music Society and the Kent Youth Wind Orchestra.

As a pianist, Iíve held the position of Musical Director for the East Sutton Community Youth Theatre, where productions included "Blood Brothers" and "Fame!". I was also a member of Spianato piano trio, who performed at functions around Maidstone.

In 2008 I achieved my Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, after which I have worked in primary schools in Kent and Surrey currently holding the post of Head of Music at Chinthurst School.

Contact Nicola

Address: Hayward's Heath
Sussex (West)
RH16
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