Joliette (Québec), 1949

Georges Nicholson was a disciple of Father Fernand Lindsay at the Séminaire de Joliette. He studied piano, composition and electrocoustic music at McGill University and has worked on singing with several master teachers. He also studied film with Henri Langlois, founder of the Cinémathèque française.

For more than twenty-five years, Nicholson has had a brilliant career as a director, host and columnist for the CBC. In addition to interviewing hundreds of musicians, he has published Charles Dutoit, le maître de l’orchestre, a biography of pianist-composer André Mathieu and a portrait of pianist-composer Alain Lefèvre. He also devoted a book to Montréal’s Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur. Nicholson was also consultant to Robert Lepage for the production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. A sought-after speaker and host, he is at home in all things musical.