As part of a series of four recitals in Cheltenham, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and London, Nickell performed the London debut of David Matthews' Piano Concerto, Op. 111, under the baton of David Curtis, Artistic Director of Orchestra of the Swan. 

He reprises the performance on February 26, 2017 at Carnegie Hall where, in partnership with The Alexander & Buono Foundation, Nickell and the Orchestra will perform the US debut of the work, while also presenting the Orchestra in their US debut performance.