Nick Stringfellow began his musical education at Chetham's School of Music, performing in inspirational masterclasses from an early age with the likes of Heinrich Schiff and Janos Starker. After further study at the Royal Northern College of Music with Clive Greensmith, he completed his training at the Royal College of Music, studying jointly with Anna Shuttleworth and Anthony Pleeth. Nick cut his chamber music teeth as cellist with the London Mozart Ensemble alongside violinist David le Page. Subsequently he was invited to become principal cellist with the Orchestra of the Swan. Nick also appears as soloist with the orchestra and takes part in its extensive education and outreach programmes.
As a chamber musician, Nick has enjoyed an exciting career, playing across a wide variety of styles and genres. He has performed with many ensembles including the Fitzwilliam String Quartet and the Brook Street Band and recorded for EMI, Naxos, Somm and Orfeo. He is the featured cellist on Schott's "Baroque around the World" series and his trio "Spirituoso" is currently resident ensemble at Handel House.
Nick is also passionate about the string arrangements of the great Jazz and Soul era and has led cello sections for Smokey Robinson and George Benson. He recorded the acclaimed crossover CD "Everything's Coming up Roses" with the other members of Masquerade Quartet.