NICHOLAS MILLER is Professor of Violin at The Royal Academy of Music, London, a position he has held for the past twenty years. Prior to this he taught at
The Yehudi Menuhin School, gaining admiration from Menuhin himself : “I have admired the teaching I have seen you do and the results you have obtained, as well as the quality of playing which you have inspired.” Yehudi Menuhin.
Nicholas was born in Hertfordshire, and began learning the violin at the age of eight. Whilst still at school he performed regularly at major London venues and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in their ‘Young Music Makers’ series. Following a period of study with Felix Andrievsky he continued his studies at the Royal
Academy of Music with Carmel Kaine, where he won numerous prizes for both solo and chamber music. He was invited to perform the Max Bruch concerto with
the Academy Orchestra and was also awarded the Recital Diploma.
He won an English Speaking Union Scholarship to the Yale University Summer School in Connecticut, USA. The following year, with awards from the Countess of Munster Trust, Martin Fund and the Royal Society of Arts, Nicholas commenced two years study at the Juilliard School, New York with the legendary Dorothy DeLay.
Nicholas has appeared throughout Britain, Europe and the United States including performances at the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smiths Square, London and Alice Tully Hall, New York. He has broadcast on Danish, Spanish, Dutch and American radio, as well as live on BBC Radio 3 from the Bath International Music Festival.
He is a founder member of The Pirasti Piano Trio, which has achieved widespread critical acclaim. Their CD series of British Trios for ASV has been described as ‘absolutely incandescent’ ( The Strad Magazine ).They have given the first broadcast performance of the Rebecca Clarke trio in Holland as well as the world premiere of a trio by Gustav Holst at the Wigmore Hall.
Nicholas has been recently awarded Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, in recognition of his distinguished career in the music profession.