Nicholas Fairbank

Nicholas Fairbank is a Canadian composer and conductor living in Victoria BC. Having stepped back from a busy career as a church musician, concert performer and teacher, he now devotes his time to conducting (as Chorus Director of the Sooke Philharmonic Chorus) and composing. Appointed an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre in 2007, his catalogue of compositions now includes over 100 works in many genres, a number of which have been performed across North America, in Europe and in Mexico.

After early studies in Vancouver, he pursued further training in London, England and Paris, France. In his early 30s he spent two years sailing in the Caribbean and the South Pacific in a small sailboat. Later travels took him to artistic residencies in the High Arctic, the Rocky Mountains and the Peruvian jungle. In the mid-1990s he settled on Vancouver Island with his family, where he spends his spare time reading and growing his own vegetables.

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