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Nina, an introduction

Nina made her professional UK singing debut in November 2011, performing Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate with the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra, and has since been building a career, working as an oratorio soloist,  recitalist and  opera singer. Nina has given performances in England, Scotland, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Brazil and Bolivia. 

Nina is an accomplished Baroque and Classical singer, and her operatic, concert and oratorio work is mostly in this field. Operatic roles include: Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Ilia (Idomeneo), First Lady and the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflote/the Magic Flute), Susanna (Le Nozze), Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito).

Nina's oratorio work includes: Handel: Birthday ode to Queen Anne, Handel: As from the pow'r of sacred lays (St Cecilia), Haydn: Nelson Mass, Handel: Dixit Dominus, Mozart: Requiem,  Handel: Messiah, Haydn: the Creation (and many others). Her Concert work has included a series of cantatas by Telemann, and plenty of Handel, Mozart, and Haydn. Nina is also a member of the Covent Garden Minuet Company, with whom she performs as a Baroque dancer at events around London and the South East.


Nina also has a passion for contemporary music, and recently performed as part of the world premiere of "Invisible Effect", written by Platon Buravicky, choreographed by Kirill Burlov. It was written for the Baltic100, and features contemporary ballet, accompanied by soprano, clarinet, cello and piano (and percussion, played by all of the musicians). It was performed at the Pleasance Theatre in September 2018. Recent premieres of song cycles include Anthony Esland's "The Amherst Chronicles" and Neil Crossland's "Songs of Travel and Rest", both at the Harrow Summer Music Festival. Nina makes sure to programme something by a living composer in all of her recitals.  

Nina is also featured as a soloist on Stewart Lane's 2022 album "Radio Ghosts": she sings  the track "A mouthful of Aqueducts".

Nina's more contemporary operatic roles include Britten: the Governess (the turn of the screw) and Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring) as well as, by Nino Rota: Lucia (I due Timidi)

Nina also is passionate about performing works by female composers: in 2022, she performed a very well received recital programme "Summer is the time for love" featuring music by female composers or  with text by female poets.  This year, she is working on developing a recital programme featuring exclusively female composers, which she will bring to a series of recitals, starting September 2023.

Nina's heritage and past also is a huge influence: she is Swedish by birth, but her parents are Finnish, and her family originates from the Karelia region. This has created a love of Swedish and Finnish composers,  Sibelius and Stenhammar being only two of her favourites. Nina also lived and worked  two years in Brazil (in her previous career as a viola player, she worked as principal viola of the Orquestra do Estado de Mato Grosso), where she came into contact with Brazilian music and rhythms. Amongst others, Nina has performed quite a few works by Villa Lobos, both as a viola player and as a soprano, and she is looking forward to singing Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 in September 2023.

Dame Ethel Smyth: Suppose you mean to do a given thing

Dame Ethel Smyth: Suppose you mean to do a given thing

(Mrs Waters: The Boatswain's Mate).

Stewart Lane: A Mouthful of Aqueducts

A Mouthful of Aqueducts from Stewart Lane's album "Radio Ghosts". The track is very ambient in style. The singing starts about 1min 30 into the track.

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