November 2017: Josephine Baker Trust Artist
Nina is pleased to have been selected as a Josephine Baker Trust Artist at the Royal Academy of Music. The Trust offers performing opportunities to selected young singers at the Academy through concert and recital engagements.
October 2017: Opera Prelude
Nina is very happy to have been invited to join Opera Prelude as one of their young singers. The charity supports the development of young singers through performance opportunities, masterclasses, financial support and career development. Nina made her Opera Prelude debut this October, singing in a masterclass with renowned tenor Neil Shicoff at London’s Caversham Room, Cadogan Hall.
July 2017: Study at the Royal Academy of Music
Nina is delighted to have been offered a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London, on their MA Performance programme. She will begin her studies in September, working with Kate Paterson.
March 2017: Easter concert in London
Nina will be the soprano soloist in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in a concert at St Giles-in-the-Fields on 13 April. With mezzo-soprano Fiona Mackay and the choir of St Giles-in-the-Fields, accompanied by the London Arte Chamber Orchestra.
January 2017: Concert with Aldeburgh Music
On 22 March Nina will rejoin other young artists from last year’s Britten-Pears Slavic Song programme in a concert of Slavic repertoire. Hosted by Aldeburgh Music, the concert is part of the regular ‘Music at 22 Mansfield Street’ series, which raises funds for the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust.
December 2016: ENOA artist at Polish National Opera
Nina is pleased to have been selected as an ENOA (European Network of Opera Academies) artist at the Teatr Wielki, Polish National Opera in Janary 2017. Nina will participate in a week of masterclasses led by Ewa Podleś and Jerzy Marchwiński, working on Partnership in Music. The programme will end with a concert on 22 January, at the Redutowe Hall of the Polish National Opera.
July 2016: La Cenerentola in Weimar
Nina will be returning to Lyric Opera Studio Weimar to sing the role of Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, with shows on 14-21 July at the Jugend- und Kulturzentrum mon ami Weimar and Sommertheater Weimar-Tiefurt.
June 2016: Aldeburgh Festival debut
Nina was delighted to make her debut at this year’s Aldeburgh Festival on 13 June as a Britten-Pears Young Artist, joining fellow young singers and pianists in a recital of Slavic Song at Aldeburgh Parish Church. Nina performed some of Dvorak’s Biblical Songs and Rachmaninoff’s Spring Waters with pianist Lucy Colquhoun in the concert, which followed a week of intensive coachings and public masterclasses with Bernarda Fink, Anthony Spiri and Lada Valesova. During her time at Aldeburgh Nina also performed in a recital of Britten’s folksong arrangements at The Red House to mark the opening of this year’s festival, and was selected by Aldeburgh Music as the recipient of an additional bursary, supported by an anonymous sponsor.
May 2016: Award nomination for Hampstead Garden Opera’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci
Hampstead Garden Opera have been nominated for Best Opera Production at the Off West End Theatre Awards for their production of Cavalleria Rusticana (in which Nina sang the role of Santuzza) and Pagliacci, directed by Bruno Ravella and conducted by Oliver-John Ruthven. Congratulations to the team!