Nicky Enderby completed her Masters degree in Performance and Related Studies at Goldsmiths College studying with Dr. Devorina Gamalova and Professor Alexander Ivashkin. As a freelance violinist in London, Nicky has had a varied career of operatic, chamber, solo, orchestral and session playing performing in venues across London including St. John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, AIR studios, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall. She was principal second violinist with the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, leader of the London Arte Chamber Orchestra and is a regular guest leader of Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra. Nicky has also worked in the world of historical performance with The Amadè Players, Ensemble OrQuesta/Woodhouse Opera and Pegasus Baroque Orchestra. In addition to playing with The Amadè Players, Nicky acts as their education co-ordinator/administrator/production assistant.
In addition to work in London, Nicky has performed all over Europe, led an orchestral tour of China and several concerts in India. She has recorded soundtracks for films that have appeared in the Cannes International Film Festival, performed live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme and the Paul O’Grady show as well as filming for both BBC and Sky Atlantic tv programmes.As a soloist, she has performed Barber’s Violin Concerto with Goldsmiths Sinfonia under the baton of Gregory Rose, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.5, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Tewkesbury Camerata,Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending with Cardiff Concert Orchestra and Saint-Saëns Havanaise with Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to recitals alongside pianist Richard Black.As a conductor, Nicky was selected as one of the participants on the Royal Philharmonic Society Women Conductors Course in February 2018, led by Alice Farnham.