Nicholas Olsen is a Welsh composer living in Glasgow. Nicholas is a prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has worked with a number of internationally renowned ensembles including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Ensemble Modern.

In the press

52:48 (or How to be Ignorant)

"...a skilfully crafted, amusingly ironic musical response to empty political rhetoric."

Kenneth Walton Scotsman

Echoes of Empire

"… a real gem… Nicholas Olsen’s evocation of timelessness in the first movement of his Echoes of Empire, which had the genuine sense of a distant past in its first movement and an appropriately-pastoral feel to its second"

Michael Tumelty The Herald