Upcoming Performances:

Mozart ‘Gran Partita’ – Lammermuir Festival
Saturday 22 September 2018, 7.45pm
St Mary’s Church, Haddington
Nikita Naumov - double bass
SCO Wind Soloists

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All the Hills and Vales Along – The Cumnock Tryst
Saturday 6 October 2018, 7.30pm
Cumnock Old Church
Monk/Lyte Abide With Me
Holst Nocturne and March from
Holst A Moorside Suite
Ives The Unanswered Question
Electra Perivolaris New work WORLD PREMIERE
Vaughan Williams The Turtle Dove
James MacMillan All the Hills and Vales Along WORLD PREMIERE
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Solo Double Bass Recital at The Cumnock Tryst
Sunday 7 October 2018
Dumfries House
Fryba  Suite in old style, prelude and two gavottes
Teppo Hauto-Aho  Cadenza
Yuriy Levitin  Sonata For Double Bass Solo
Vasks  Bass trip
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Chamber Sunday with François Leleux

3 February 2019, 3pm
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 
ROSSINI Quartet 
MOZART Oboe Quartet in F
Members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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Chamber Sunday with SCO Strings
Sunday 24 March 2019, 3pm
DVOŘÁK Quintet in G, Op 77 
BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances 
STRAUSS Metamorphosen

Members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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Bottesini Concerto alla Mendelssohn
26, 27 & 28 June 2019
Elgin, Banchory & Aberfeldy 
Scottish Chamber Orchestra 
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Eötvös Double Bass Concerto 
March 2020
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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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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