Nicholson, Charles

1795-1837

 

Nicholson was born at Liverpool; the son of a flute-player. He was one of the most distinguished English flutists of his time and was noted for his brilliant performances. He played in the orchestra at Drury Lane, then at Covent Garden and as principal flutist at the Philharmonic and Festival concerts. Nicholson published a flute preceptor, a number of concertos, fantasias and solos for the lute.