Nicola started playing the violin at the age of 7, and has always loved playing with others. She played in school orchestras and was leader of her local area youth orchestra whilst at college. As an adult, she played with a North London Amateur orchestra. Nicola took a break from playing when her children were born, and says she found herself really missing it: then the Collaborative Orchestra landed on her doorstep! “I am so pleased to be part of the Collaborative Orchestra, and feel privileged to be playing alongside so many talented musicians,” she told us.