Nick Ingman was born in London, and studied at the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. Returning to the UK in 1969, he served as assistant to record producer Norrie Paramor. Ingman’s long association with the BBC started at this time and he became staff arranger and conductor with the BBC Midland Orchestra and the BBC Radio Orchestra. In the late 1980s, Ingman created the Commercial Music Department at the Royal Academy of Music, being awarded a Hon. RAM in 1990.
As a film orchestrator and conductor, his association with composer Stephen Warbeck has produced a number of highly acclaimed films such as Billy Elliot and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
Ingman has been a frequent guest conductor with the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras. He has worked with Oasis, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Radiohead, Madonna and Elton John among many others, and was involved in the Pop Idol phenomenon.
His work as an arranger of pop records has culminated in 13 No. 1 records and five double platinum records in the UK alone. He has been nominated for 3 GRAMMY Awards and in 2010 was inducted into The Musicians’ Union Hall Of Fame.