Nigel Bates

Nigel has worked as a performer for over thirty-five years in and out of London’s Royal Opera House, including seventeen years as Principal Percussion with the Orchestra.  

In the course of over 6000 performances, broadcasts and recordings he has worked with many of the leading figures in the classical music industry and brings his experience, observations and reflections (both as a player and as a manager) on the unique world of the performing arts and artists. 

After living for two years in Australia, including a stint as General Manager at 2MBS, Sydney's fine music broadcaster, Nigel returned to the UK to resume his music and speaking engagements across the country.  He was a producer for both the BBC's Maestro at the Opera and Pappano's Classical Voices television documentary series and in 2012 was appointed to the position of Music Administrator for The Royal Ballet. 

Nigel's professional CV can be viewed here (PDF format).




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