Thomas Nicholson (*1995 in Fredericton, Canada) is a Canadian composer based in Berlin since 2017.
With a fascination for the music of many times and traditions—such as traditional music, chromatic music of the late Renaissance, and various experimental forms—his works since 2014 have primarily explored the expressive possibilities of harmonic resonance (Just Intonation) and how it is perceived. Writing mostly for acoustic instruments, he is also interested in understanding and developing the practical intricacies of how this music may be realized.
As a pianist, Thomas Nicholson has performed with some of Canada’s leading chamber ensembles (Aventa, New Brunswick Summer Music Festival) and has given solo recitals including works such as John Cage’s “Sonatas and Interludes” as well as Morton Felman’s “Triadic Memories” and “Palais de Mari.”
He is currently studying at the Universität der Künste Berlin with composer Marc Sabat.