Nicola Thomas was a student at Chetham’s School of Music and a pupil of William Pleeth. She won the Barbarolli cello prize and the Bach cello prize. Nicola lived and worked in London giving numerous chamber recitals in Britain and Europe as well as touring worldwide with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. She now lives in Wales where she has established a highly acclaimed reputation as a dedicated chamber musician and teacher. Nicola has been a member of the Archduke Piano Trio of London since 1989 performing extensively for numerous concert societies. She completed a cycle of Beethoven’s works for cello and piano in 2006. Nicola is passionate about the value of classical music in peoples’ lives and was Artistic Director of The West Coast School of Chamber Music. She is currently Artistic Director for Chamber Music for All and has recently had the pleasure of teaching students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.