Nina Kopparhed

Soprano

Recitals

Recital work

As a recitalist, Nina has given concerts in venues in both England and Scotland, as well as on board the Cruise Ship "Saga Sapphire". Nina loves chamber music and enjoys collaborating with other musicians. She always tries to bring something unexpected to every recital, be it the inclusion of an unusual song or aria, a well-known song in a different arrangement, or working with more unusual combinations of instruments. 


Nina is passionate about new music and has given several premieres of songs and song cycles and has had several works written for her, most recently Anthony Esland's "Amherst Chronicles", which Nina premiered at the Harrow Summer Music Festival in September 2019 with the pianist Neil Crossland.



Nina has previously given recitals with the pianists Neil Crossland, Richard Black, Jelena Makarova, Andrew Charity, Ezra Williams and Michal Gajzler.

 

Projects with other ensembles include recitals with

Afton Strings,   Arcantora Duo   clarinettist Peter Cigleris and pianist Jelena Makarova,

as well as joining a quartet of players from the Scottish Opera and the BBC Scottish SO at their recital in Glasgow to sing Mendelssohn's "Frage" as an introduction to them playing the Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2.


  • Nina Kopparhed, soprano and Jelena Makarova, piano, Hampstead Parish Church, 2018
    Nina Kopparhed, soprano and Jelena Makarova, piano, Hampstead Parish Church, 2018
  • Nina Kopparhed and Jelena Makarova, Queenborough 2018
    Nina Kopparhed and Jelena Makarova, Queenborough 2018
  • July 13th,2016, St Paul's, Hammersmith. Neil Crossland, piano. Credit: Julian Ashley.
    July 13th,2016, St Paul's, Hammersmith. Neil Crossland, piano. Credit: Julian Ashley.
  • Nina Kopparhed,soprano; Peter Cigleris, clarinet and Jelena Makarova, piano: St Olave's Church (Schubert Institute recital, June 2018)
    Nina Kopparhed,soprano; Peter Cigleris, clarinet and Jelena Makarova, piano: St Olave's Church (Schubert Institute recital, June 2018)
  • July 14th, 2016, St John's, HArrow on the Hill. Pianist: Neil Crossland. Credit: Julian Ashley
    July 14th, 2016, St John's, HArrow on the Hill. Pianist: Neil Crossland. Credit: Julian Ashley
  • August 20th, 2016, Holy Trinity, Queenborough. Credit: Sylva Klojdova
    August 20th, 2016, Holy Trinity, Queenborough. Credit: Sylva Klojdova
  • August 11th, 2016, St John's, Harrow on the Hill. Credit: Paul Skidmore
    August 11th, 2016, St John's, Harrow on the Hill. Credit: Paul Skidmore
  • July 14th,2016, St John's, Harrow on the Hill. Piano: Neil Crossland, page turner: Steve Law. Credit: Julian Ashley
    July 14th,2016, St John's, Harrow on the Hill. Piano: Neil Crossland, page turner: Steve Law. Credit: Julian Ashley
  • August 20th, 2016, Holy Trinity, Queenborough. Ezra Williams, piano Credit: Sylva Klojdova.
    August 20th, 2016, Holy Trinity, Queenborough. Ezra Williams, piano Credit: Sylva Klojdova.
  • August 11th, 2016, St John's, Harrow-on the Hill. Credit: Julian Ashley
    August 11th, 2016, St John's, Harrow-on the Hill. Credit: Julian Ashley

Recent Recital venues:

A particular delight was the fact that we had the premiere of Canadian Boat Song by none other than the first violinist, Mark Wilson, in which he accompanied his wife, Nina Kopparhed, who sang it beautifully.

Yorkshire pianist and composer Neil Crossland had written a song setting especially for this concert, a poised and poignant piece entitled A Dream Within A Dream.The words, by Edgar Allan Poe, were again exquisitely rendered by Nina.

Nina really came into her own in her performance of three songs by Frank Bridge...The standard throughout was extraordinarily fine both musically and technically
Robert Lind, about Nina's Moffat Music Society Recital with Afton Strings, March 4th, 2016
..the quality of the music making was compelling as we were increasingly aware of fusion of subtly changing colours and dynamics of independent parts. And on top of this was your gift of using your voice, facial expressions and discreet body language to convey the changing emotions and moods the songs demanded. The music came alive... I have never heard a better performance of Shepherd on the Rock, live or on disc"

The full letter can be read here

Alan Lovell, Promoter, Moffat Music Society, about Nina's  Schubert recital with Afton Strings on October 4th, 2013