Peter Nicholson studied organ at St. Paul's Cathedral with June Nixon, the then Cathedral Organist. In 1976 he was awarded the Herbert Davis Memorial Prize, and two years later, obtained first-class honours in fourth year practical studies in organ at the University of Melbourne. In 1979 he gained a Fellowship from Trinity College, London in organ performing, and also spent some time studying the works of Bach and Messiaen with Gillian Weir.
He later went to Paris, and there studied with Jean Langlais, covering the interpretation of the works of César Franck, Charles Tournemire, and of course, Langlais' own works. In 1981 he obtained a Licentiate from the Royal Academy of Music. He taught organ, piano and musicianship at Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College and was an Assistant Organist at St. Paul's Cathedral.
Peter Nicholson is featured on the following titles
The works selected for this recording represent a variety of styles in organ music over a period of some eighty years. Three of the works come from the latter half of the nineteenth century, whilst the remaining three were written in the first half of the twentieth century.