Nicole Forsyth

Nicole Forsyth’s interest in chamber music spans four centuries. She plays with early and avant-garde groups Halcyon, Kammer, Ensemble Offspring, Ironwood, Romanza, Ludovico’s Band & Pinchgut Opera. Nicole is currently involved in the Big hArt production of “Namatijira”, touring regional and rural Australia, after performances with Belvoir St, Sydney & the Malthouse, Melbourne. Nicole appears on disc and broadcast with these groups for ABC Classics/ABCFM/Vexations 840/Move & Sony. Festival appearances include Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Castlemaine, Queensland, and with Ironwood, for the Peninsula Summer Music Festival, Victoria. Nicole also enjoys freelance orchestral life with Sydney Symphony, has played with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, AOBO, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. She teaches in the Early Music Unit, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, MLC School, Sydney, for SYO and Suzuki Talent Education NSW, and within Ironwood’s Workshop and Education programs. Nicole is currently writing on chamber music in early 19thc Sydney, with articles and lecture-recitals for Historic Houses Trust of NSW and the Macquarie Bicentenary, and was assistant curator at the Museum of Sydney in 2004.  Nicole attained a BMus from Sydney University, studied early viola in Sydney, London and The Hague, holds a postgraduate certificate in scriptwriting from the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and is researching a PhD in Early Music Teaching & Learning in Ensembles.