Jeremy Nicholas is an actor, award-winning broadcaster, writer and classical music critic. He was nominated for an Olivier Award in 1981 for his acclaimed solo performance of his own adaptation of Three Men In A Boat and, in 1996, won the Sony Gold Award for Best Arts Programme (broadcast on BBC Radio 2). As well as writing the lyrics and music of over 150 songs for Radio 4’s Stop the Week, he has also composed the scores for several stage plays and TV productions, including Quatermaine’s Terms and A Month in the Country for BBC TV. As a recognised authority on the piano and pianists, he is a regular contributor to Gramophone and International Piano magazines, and is the author of two composer biographies (Chopin and Godowsky) and four music reference books. He has been Director Music at the archiepiscopal peculiar of St Mary’s, Bocking, since 2002 and President of the Jerome K Jerome Society for nearly 30 years.
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