Photo: Raphaël Languillat
Nicholas Moroz is a British composer based in London writing instrumental, electronic and, vocal music. His music has been performed by groups including Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, ensemble recherche, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Britten-Pears Ensemble, the Composers Ensemble, Gemini Ensemble and Explore Ensemble, at venues and festivals such as Abbaye de Royaumont, Moscow Philharmonic, Aldeburgh Festival, St Magnus International Festival, Dartington, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts.
Nicholas is currently in the course of a Dphil degree in composition at the University of Oxford with the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Doctoral Training Partnership Studenship. He previously completed Bachelors and Masters degrees in composition at the Royal College of Music, studying with Jonathan Cole, Kenneth Hesketh, Simon Holt, and Gilbert Nouno, as well as a Masters degree in musicology at the University of Oxford. In 2012 he completed an ERASMUS exchange at the Stuttgart Staatliche Hochschule für Musik studying with Johannes Walter. At the RCM Nicholas held several scholarships and prizes, including the Humphrey Searle Scholarship and the 2015 Vaughn Williams Scholarship Award. With the support of the Mendelssohn Foundation Scholarship he continues studying independently with Julian Anderson and Gilbert Nuono.
Nicholas has participated in several courses and academies including the 2012 St Magnus International Festival Composers’ Course in Orkney, Scotland, the 2013 Dartington Summer School Composition Course, the 2013-14 Britten-Pears Young Artists Composition Course, the 2014 Fondation Royaumont Voix nouvelles session de composition and the 2015 International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky City, working with composers Peter Ablinger, Francesco Antonioni, Raphaël Cendo, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer, Michael Gandolfi, Oliver Knussen, Dmitri Kourliandski, Colin Matthews, Alasdair Nicolson and Johannes Schöllhorn.
Nicholas is a founding member and co-director of Explore Ensemble, a London based contemporary music group.