Nina Kopparhed

Soprano

Recitals

Next Recital:

November 11th, 2018

Stonehouse Sessions

Nina Kopparhed, soprano,
Ancuta Nite-Doyle, piano

All proceeds in aid of Hospices of Hope

Reviews:

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

Recital work

  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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. Ezra Williams, piano Credit: Sylva Klojdova.
    August 20th, 2016, Holy Trinity, Queenborough. Ezra Williams, piano Credit: Sylva Klojdova.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
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)

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.


Upcoming recitals include:

August 1st, August 2nd and August 18th, 2018: with Peter Cigleris, clarinet, and Jelena Makarova, piano

November 11th, 2018: Stonehouse sessions: 


Nina has previously given recitals with the pianists Neil Crossland, Richard Black, 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.


 For a selection of previous recital programmes, please see below.

Nina singing Rachmaninoff: Zdes Kharasho: Recorded live in concert at the parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Queenborough, in August 2016. Pianist: Ezra WIlliams.

Past recital programmes (selection)

Saturday, August 18th, 2018, 19.30

Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Queenborough


Charity Recital with Peter Cigleris, Clarinet, and Jelena Makarova, piano.


All proceeds will go towards the renovations of the  beautiful Parish Church of the Holy Trinity.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018: 13:00

Hampstad Parish Church, Church Row, NW3 6UU

Lunchtime Recital with Peter Cigleris, Clarinet, and Jelena Makarova, piano.

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018: 12:30

Harrow Summer Music Festival, St John's, Greenhill, Sheepcote Road, Harrow.

Lunchtime Recital with Peter Cigleris, Clarinet, and Jelena Makarova, piano.


Programme for both recitals will include music by Schubert and Spohr.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018: 14:00

The Schubert Institute, St Olave's Church, Hart Street, London EC3R 7NB

Nina Kopparhed, soprano,

Peter Cigleris, clarinet,

Jelena Makarova, piano

the programme will include: Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen and Spohr: 6 Deutsche Lieder

Sunday, February 22nd, 2018, 14:30: Ruislip Studios, 249 Victoria Road, Ruislip*.


Recital, Nina Kopparhed, soprano, and Neil Crossland, pianist and composer.


Programme: "Songs of Travel and Rest"


Here is another chance to hear Neil Crossland's song cycle "Songs of Travel and rest" that received rave reviews when it premiered in August 2017, coupled with Neil's three Bronte songs.


*This is a very small venue so pre-booking is essential: please click on the leaflet below for further details.

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017: 13:00. St Mary-at-Hill, Fenchurch St, London

Lunchtime Recital:
Nina Kopparhed, Soprano,
Peter Cigleris, clarinet,
Jelena Makarova, piano

Programme will include Spohr: 6 Deutsche Lieder for soprano, clarinet and piano.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2017, 12:30pm: Lunchtime Recital,
St Mary the Virgin and all Saints, Potters Bar
Nina Kopparhed, soprano
Andrew Charity, piano

"Love, Lust and Betrayal"
Programme: 
songs and arias by Stenhammar, Frank Bridge, Schubert, Mozart, Puccini and Bellini
Thursday, August 10th, 2017, 12:30pm: Lunchtime Recital,
Harrow Summer Music Festival: St John's Church, Harrow
Nina Kopparhed, soprano
Richard Black, piano

"Love, Lust and Betrayal"
Programme:
songs and arias by Stenhammar, Frank Bridge, Schubert, Mozart, Puccini and Bellini
Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, 12:30pm: Lunchtime Recital,
Harrow Summer Music Festival: St John's Church, Harrow
Nina Kopparhed, soprano
Neil Crossland, piano

"Songs of Travel and Rest"
Programme:
Neil Crossland: "Songs of Travel and Rest": (World premiere):
        - Uphill - The Road not Taken - From a Railway Carriage - Traveling Again - The Tramps
        -  On a Journey  -  Come Rest awhile
Neil Crossland: Spellbound
Neil Crossland: To a Sky-Lark
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, 12:45pm, Lunchtime Recital,
Bushy House, Teddington:


Nina Kopparhed, soprano,
Peter Cigleris, clarinet,
Jelena Makarova, piano

Programme:
Liszt: 6 Consolations; Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen; Weber: Grand Duo Concertante

Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 19:00, Queensborough, Isle of Sheppey

Recital, Nina Kopparhed, Soprano and Ezra Williams, piano


Programme to include operatic favourites as well as a selection of popular Lieder and a few surprises.


Composers: Puccini, Mozart, Bridge, Donizetti, Rachmaninoff.


Link to Facebook Event

Thursday, August 11th, 2016: 12:30: Lunchtime Recital,
St John's Church, Harrow

as part of Harrow Summer Music Festival

Arcantora Duo

(Nina Kopparhed, soprano and Mark Wilson: Violin and piano)


Programme:

Puccini: Quando m'en vo; Puccini: O mio babbino caro; Puccini: Un bel di vedremo. Wilson: The Lone Shieling; Wilson: Heart of my Heart; Wilson: White in the Moon.

Mozart: O, Zittre nicht mein lieber Sohn.

Mark will also play Ysaye: Suite no. 3 for solo violin: Ballade as part of the programme

Running time: 1 hour
For more information, please visit the Facebook Event

Thursday, July, 14th, 2016  12:30:  St John's Church, Harrow on the Hill

as part of Harrow Summer Music Festival
Lunchtime Recital, "Images and Dreams"

Nina Kopparhed, soprano and Neil Crossland, piano and composer

The programme will include songs by Rachmaninov, Liszt, Bridge and Crossland, including: Rachmaninov: How fair this spot; Rachmaninov: The Lilacs; Liszt: Die Lorelei;  Bridge: How early in the morning O; Bridge: come to me in my dreams; Bridge: Love went a-riding; Crossland: How do I love the; Crossland: Come to me in my dreams.

Wednesday, July, 13th, 2016  12:20:  St Paul's Church, Hammersmith

as part of St Paul's Summer Music Festival
Lunchtime Recital, "Images and Dreams"

Nina Kopparhed, soprano

Neil Crossland, piano and composer


The programme will include songs by Rachmaninov, Liszt, Bridge and Crossland, including: Rachmaninov: How fair this spot; Rachmaninov: The Lilacs; Liszt: Die Lorelei;  Bridge: How early in the morning O; Bridge: come to me in my dreams; Bridge: Love went a-riding; Crossland: How do I love the; Crossland: Come to me in my dreams.

Running time: 1 hour

For more information, please visit the Facebook Event

Friday, March 4th, 2016: Moffat Music Society,

Old Well Theatre, Old Well Rd, Moffat, Dumfriesshire DG10 9AP

Recital with Afton Strings Trio

(Mark Wilson, violin, Michael Beeston, viola and Ilse McFarlane, cello).

"British Idyll"


Programme to include

Vaughan Williams: "Along the Field", Frank Bridge: So early in the Morning, O; Frank Bridge: Come to me in my dreams; Frank Bridge: Love went a-riding; 

premieres of songs by Neil Crossland and Mark Wilson.

The programme will also include: 

Elgar: String Quartet, John Purser: Skyeline III, and Moeran: String Trio.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015: Lunchtime recital, Paisley Abbey

Nina will perform with Mark Wilson, violin, and Michal Gajzler, piano

Programme:

"Music from the Heart"

Vaughan Williams: "Along the Field"

Mark Wilson: "Heart of my Heart"

Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen

Mark will also be playing the Bach Chaconne as part of the programme.


Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Paisley Abbey Choral Scholarship Fund

Thursday, July, 30th, 2015  Lunchtime Recital, St John's Church, Harrow

as part of Ruislip and Harrow Music Festival


"music from the heart"


Arcantora Duo: Nina Kopparhed, soprano and Mark Wilson, violin and piano.

Programme:

Holst: 4 songs for voice and violin;  Vaughan Williams: Along the Field for voice and violin

Puccini: Un bel di vedremo;  Donizetti: Ah! Tardai troppo.. O luce di quest' anima

Mark will also play Bach: Chaconne for solo violin as part of the programme

Thursday, July, 16th, 2015  Lunchtime Recital, 

St John's Church, Harrow,

As part of Ruislip and Harrow Music Festival

Nina will perform with Mark Wilson, violin, and Neil Crossland, piano

Programme including:

Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen;  

Neil Crossland: Oh darling Guy, Op. 47 No. 3; Neil Crossland: How do I love thee, Op. 54 No.1;  

Mark Wilson: Heart of my Heart; Puccini: Chi il bel Sogno;  Offenbach: "Doll Song";  Bizet: Je dis, que rien ne m'epouvante;  Sullivan: Poor wand'ring one

Mark will also play Crossland: 'Nocturnal Dance' for violin and piano as part of the programme

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 12:30: St Mary the Virgin and All saints Church, The Walk, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1QQ

Lunchtime Recital.


Nina Kopparhed, soprano

Mark Wilson, violin and composer "Heart of my Heart"

Andrew Charity, piano.


Programme: 

Puccini: Chi il bel sogno (La Rondine) ;   Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen;

Mark Wilson: Heart of my Heart;  Offenbach: Doll song (Tales of Hoffmann) ; 

Bizet: Je dis, que rien ne m'epouvante (Carmen) ; 

Gilbert& Sullivan: Poor wand'ring one (Pirates of Penzance)

Sunday, April 19th, 2015, 14:00.

Wallneuk North Church, Abercorn Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA3 4AB

Recital "Love and Longing"

Nina Kopparhed, soprano,

Mark Wilson, violin and composer "Heart of my Heart"

Michal Gajzler, piano.


Programme: "Love and Longing"

Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade;  Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen; 

Mark Wilson: Heart of my Heart Puccini: Un bel di Vedremo (Madama Butterfly); 

Puccini: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (La Rondine: Magda); Offenbach: The Doll Song (Tales of Hoffmann: Olympia); Bizet: Je dis que rien ne m'epouvante (Carmen: Micaela) ; Lehar: Vilja (The Merry Widow: Hanna Glawari) ; Sullivan: Poor wand'ring one (Pirates of Penzance: Mabel)

Friday, February 6th,2015: 18:30. The Drawing Room, Deck 11,"Saga Sapphire".

Recital with Pianist: Andrew Crookall,  Violin (Schubert): Clemence Hazael Massieux


"Love and Longing"

Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965

Puccini: Un Bel Di (Madama Butterfly)

Puccini: Chi Il bel Sogno (La Rondine)

Lehar: On my lips, ev'ry kiss is like Wine (Giuditta)

Lehar: Vilja (The Merry Widow)

Donizetti: Ah! Tardai troppo... O luce di quest' anima (Linda di Chamounix)

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 14:30. The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wigtown.

Recital with Afton Strings Trio (Mark Wilson, violin, Michael Beeston, viola and Ilse McFarlane, cello).


"Simply Schubert"

Schubert: String trio D471;

Schubert lieder for soprano and string trio:  An mein Herz D860 , Der Fluss D693, Gretchen am Spinnrade D118, Der Schmetterling D860, Der Tod und das Madchen, D.531 and Der Hirt aus dem Felsen D965.

The concert finishes with Schubert's String Quartet No. 14 "Der Tod und das Madchen" (D810)

Friday, October 4th, 19:00.

Moffat Music Society, Old Well Theatre, Old Well Rd, Moffat, DG10 9AP

Recital with Afton Strings Trio (Mark Wilson, violin, Michael Beeston, viola and Ilse McFarlane, cello).

"Simply Schubert"

Schubert: String trio D471;

Schubert lieder for soprano and string trio:

An mein Herz D860 , Der Fluss D693, Gretchen am Spinnrade D118, 

Der Schmetterling D860 and  Der Hirt aus dem Felsen D965.

The concert finishes with Schubert's String Quartet No. 14 "Der Tod und das Madchen" (D810)

For review please see Nina's reviews page

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