Oratorios and concerts
Nina is also working as a concert and oratorio soloist.
Nina's first ever concert as a soprano soloist was with the Orquestra do Estado de Mato Grosso in 2006, in the Amazon jungle in Bolivia as part of the Bolivian International Baroque Festival. She had to step in at the very last minute (Nina was the principal viola player of the orchestra and hadn't sung since she was a choral scholar in her teens!) as the original soprano got ill on the day. She really enjoyed it, in fact, this event re-ignited Nina's love of singing and, when Nina returned to the UK in 2008, she found a fantastic teacher. Judith Howarth, and went back to studying singing, re-appearing again on the concert platform in November 2011 for her UK debut as a singer, performing Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate with the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra.
Since then, Nina has appeared as a soprano soloist with amongst others, the Telemann Ensemble, Candandum Choir, Dunblane Chamber Orchestra, Paisley Abbey Choir, and Stirling University Choir. Nina also sings at a number of opera gala concerts and charity concerts every year, and has performed as a soloist in England, Scotland, Brazil, Bolivia, Italy, Sweden and Germany.
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 Baltic Centenary, 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.
Please find Nina's current oratorio repertoire below: click on the link for Nina's complete repertoire list
I normally don't like to single anything, or anyone, out but norms have to be set aside on occasion. I really thought the Exsultate Jubilate was in every way exceptional, as fine a performance as I have heard in many a day, the soloist positively radiating charm and joy in the music such as to transfix everyone in the hall. Absolutely first class."
(reproduced with permission).
"Wonderful breath control and effortless top 'C'
Repertoire: Oratorio and Cantatas
Bach: Cantata no. 51:Jauchtzet, Gott im allen landen Bach: Cantata No. 140: Wachet auf
Bach: St John Passion Bach: St Matthew Passion
Bach: Mass in A BVW 234 Bach: Magnificat (both soprano I and II)
Brahms: Requiem Charpentier: Te Deum
Faure: Requiem Handel: Acis and Galatea
Handel: Dixit Dominus (Both soprano I and II solo parts) Handel: Messiah
Handel: My Heart is Igniting (SATB solo version) Handel: The Eternal source of light Divine
Haydn: Missa Brevis St Joannis de Deo (Kleine Orgelmesse)
Mozart: B minor mass (1st soprano part) Mozart: Coronation Mass
Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate Mozart: Requiem
Mozart: Solemn Vespers Mozart: Splendente te, Deus
Schubert: Mass in G, D167
Telemann: Warum verstellst du die Gebarden? Telemann: Zurne nur, du alte schlange
Telemann: Lauter Wonne Telemann: Schmeckt und sehet
Telemann: Was gleicht dem Adel warer Christen Telemann: Hemmet den Eifer
Telemann: In gering - und rauhen Schalen
Vaughan-Williams: Mass Vivaldi: Gloria
Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo, pax sincera Zipoli: Ad Mariam (Zupaqui)
In bold: recently performed