Nic Fallowfield leads a varied life as conductor, violinist and teacher.

As a player he has toured throughout the world and recorded extensively both commercially and for radio and television. He has held positions as co-principal 1st violin in the Northern Sinfonia and co-leader of the English String Orchestra and is currently co-leader of Sinfonia ViVA. He has been a guest leader of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra and others. He has been a soloist in concertos of Bach, Mozart, Schnittke and Arnold. He studied with the great Hungarian pedagogue Bela Katona and has himself been a much sought-after teacher at Birmingham Conservatoire since 1991. 

He is first violin of the Tedesca String Quartet (which only recently gave a much-acclaimed recital for Newark Music Club). 

A pupil of George Hurst, Nic was invited to make his professional conducting debut in 1991 in a series of concerts in Finland. Since then he has conducted orchestras in Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Romania and Greece.

In the UK he first conducted the East of England Orchestra (now Sinfonia ViVA) in 1992, a concert greeted with acclamation by audience and players alike: he was immediately invited back for further concerts. Nic greatly enjoys his work with youth and amateur orchestras around the country. He has been conductor of the Four Counties Youth Orchestra (formerly Clwyd) since 1992 and has worked with youth orchestras of Warwickshire and Herefordshire. Conducting workshops given in recent years for peripatetic teachers has proven immensely enjoyable and successful. He was conductor of the Hereford String Orchestra from 1991 to 2006 and is Musical Director of the Beauchamp Sinfonietta in Warwickshire.  He has also been conductor of the Charnwood Orchestra since 1997.