Australian Baritone Tom Nicholson has completed a Bachelor and Graduate Certificate at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University under the tutelage of Professor Shelli Hulcombe. In 2023 Tom continues his second year as a Melba Opera Trust Artist.
Tom has recently performed the roles of Johann in Die Opernprobe (2022), Frank Maurrant in the QCGU production of Kurt Weill's Street Scene (2021). Other QCGU productions include Beatrice et Benedict in 2020 (Somarone), 2019 Machin Scenes (Manon Lescaut), Dry River Run in 2018 (The Policeman, Jack).
In 2022 Tom was a Semi-Finalist in the Handa IFAC. His fondness for lieder and art song has also led him to win the Elizabeth Muir Memorial Prize (2021), the John and Sue Thompson Vocal Accompaniment Scholarship (2021) and the Margaret Nickson Prize for Voice and Accompaniment (2019) alongside pianist Ruby Luck.
In 2022 he also performed Schumann’s Dichterliebe and premiered the Broadstock opera - The Nurses at Vung Tau. Tom also performs regularly as part of the Saint Andrew's Uniting Church Choral Scholarship in collaboration with Musica Viva Australia.
Tom has plans to continue his training overseas and sees Germany as a future home for his development.