Upcoming Performances:

Lunchtime Recital
Wednesday 12 February 2020, 1pm
Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Nikita Naumov (SCO Principal Double Bass) plays music by Peteris Vasks, Bottesini and Dvorak, and performs side by side with talented string students from the University of St Andrews Music Centre.
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Chamber Sunday with SCO Strings
Sunday 23 February 2020, 3pm
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Mozart Piano Sonata No 10 in C, K330
Mozart Piano Concerto in A, K414 (String Quintet version)
Beethoven Trio in C minor, Op 1 No 3
Members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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Eötvös Double Bass Concerto 
19, 20, 22 March 2020
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness
Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta 
Eötvös Double Bass Concerto ‘Aurora’ UK Premiere (Co-commissioned by the Karajan-Akademie Berlin, Tongyeong Festival, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and SCO) 
Haydn Symphony No 92 ‘Oxford’
Thomas Zehetmair – conductor
Nikita Naumov – double bass
Scottish Chamber Orchestra 

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Chamber Sunday with Maxim Emelyanychev
Sunday 29 March 2020, 3pm
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Rossini Duet for Cello and Double Bass in D major
Beethoven Clarinet Trio No. 4
Schubert ‘The Trout’ Piano Quintet in A major
Maxim Emelyanychev – Piano
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore – Violin
Philip Higham – Cello
Nikita Naumov – Double Bass
Maximiliano Martin – Clarinet

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New Release - Buxton Orr: Songs

“Ten Types of Hospital Visitor, for voice and double bass, the growling string instrument buzzing with flair as played by Nikita Naumov.”
- The Times, March 2017


“Imagine a gentler, quirkier Britten with dabblings in 12-tone technique and old Scots poems set to generous vocal lines and off-piste instrumentation (how about a duo for tenor and double bass?). It helps that these performances are so good… boisterous conviction from bassist Nikita Naumov in the caustic Ten Types of Hospital Visitor.”
- The Guardian, March 2017


“The diversity of his art songs is quite astonishing … a superb showcase.”

- The Herald, February 2017



Pärnu Music Festival Review 28/07/2015

“Supernatural, too, were the glass-harmonica sounds of Naumov in the bel canto-gone-berserk Grand Duo Concertante by the Paganini of the double-bass, Giovanni Bottesini. Having found Naumov so compelling in the SCO, this was a unique chance to hear him go solo, but Sharon Roffman’s violin contribution was also masterly…. Paavo Järvi pointed out [Naumov] is a crucial leader for a crucial underpinning group.”  David Nice, The Arts Desk.


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Nikita Praised for Haydn Solo

Nikita has been praised for his performance on the new disc of three Haydn symphonies with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

“I must also single out the penultimate, seventh variation of the last movement, which has an extended solo for violone (essentially a double bass viol), these days performed on a double bass. Principal bass Nikita Naumov does a phenomenal job of performing with a Baroque-like, ‘antique’ flavour to his sound.” Presto Classical, September 2015.


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