BACKGROUND & EDUCATION
Nicholas Barker Pendree, born in England in 1966, studied music and English literature at Oxford and was an alto choral scholar at Christ Church Cathedral.
After obtaining his BA Nicholas travelled to the United States and was alto layclerk at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.
After further travels he returned to Europe to study singing at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester for which he obtained a scholarship from Essex County Council. In 1994 he was part of the RNCM’s opera series during the British Music Festival in Los Angeles.
After two years in Manchester, Nicholas moved to The Netherlands to further his singing studies at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. As guest soloist for the Amsterdam Opera Studio, he sang Oberon in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and also the alto solos for the Holland tour of Jiri Kilyan’s ballet, “Bella Figura” with The Netherlands Dance Theatre.
SINGING IN EUROPE
After a switch of voice-type Nick sang baritone with the “Bach Choir Holland” under Roy Goodman and also for Opera aan het IJ in Amsterdam.
ACTING IN EUROPE
As an english actor in The Netherlands, Nicholas has created many roles with various theatre companies, notably, The Queen’s English Theatre Company including their tour to Slovenia, APU Theatre, and the Inplayers in Amsterdam, and the Anglo American Theatre Group in The Hague.
Nicholas moved to Melbourne, Australia in December 2007 and has performed for the Melbourne Comedy Festival (2008 & 2009), Shakespeare with the Australian Shakespeare Company, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Beaumaris Theatre, and La Mama Productions (Melbourne and Canberra).
Nick has also had various roles in short films and television commercials. Currently he is playing a small role in the Australian series “Neighbours”.
In 2008 he sang in the chorus with Melbourne Opera in their production of “I Puritani”.
VOICE-OVER & MODELLING
In addition Nicholas is a professional english voice-actor/voice-over artist and does photo-shoot and modelling work including catwalk fashion shows.
His agent is Gilchrist Casting (based in NSW)