Nick Hitchens


When did you join the orchestra?
August 1997

Favourite ENO opera?
Peter Grimes

Best ENO moment?
Peter Grimes, BBC Proms

How did you start?
Brass band family, St Austell, Cornwall.

Passion outside of opera?
Living in France, good food and red wine.

Career Highlights

Nicholas was born in St Austell, Cornwall in 1966 and at a very young age took up playing a brass instrument.

He played euphonium with the St Austell Band making several solo radio broadcasts on both local and national radio until gaining a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1985 to study the tuba.

Last updated: 22nd July 2021