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.
Recent Recital venues:
Hampstad Parish Church, Church Row, NW3 6UU
St Mary-at-Hill, Fenchurch St, London
Bushy House, Teddington
Holy Trinty Church, Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey
St Mary the Virgin and All Saints Church, Potters Bar
Wallneuk North Church, Paisley
Upstairs @the Drake, Glasgow
The Drawing Room, Saga "Sapphire"
Dumfries Music Society (The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wigtown)
Moffat Music Society (The Old Well Theatre, Moffat)
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
..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"
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