About us Our team Our staff Nicholas Boyd-Vaughan Nicholas joined the National Opera Studio in October 2016 and is responsible for all of the Studio’s communications, branding, website and marketing. Alongside leading the Studio's communication output, Nicholas also works with the Young Artists on developing their personal brand and runs workshops on social media and press and media coaching. Nicholas displayed a talent for music from an early age and studied voice under NOS alumnus Mark Luther. His recognised talents led to acceptance into the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth and the Royal College of Music Junior Department, following which, he was awarded a major scholarship to the Vocal and Opera department of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. On completing his studies, Nicholas joined the press office of the Royal Opera House, firstly attached to the Learning and Participation team and ROH2, and then to The Royal Opera. In 2011, Nicholas joined the Concerts Team at St Martin-in-the-Fields, where he was responsible for the artistic direction of the Lunchtime Concert Series, the founding of St Martin’s Embassy and Cultural Institute Series, the creation of the myStMartin’s membership scheme, and the marketing of over 400 concerts each year. Nicholas is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the Arts Marketing Association. He the Chair of the Board of Pegasus Opera Company and lectures in Arts Marketing for the MA Arts Management and MA Classical Music Business courses at Middlesex University. When not at the Studio, Nicholas plays rugby for a team in Northampton – badly.