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It’s a rare occasion for bass players to step forward into the spotlight as a concert soloist, as our superb Principal Double Bass Nikita Naumov does here! Composer Giovanni Bottesini – known as “Paganini of the Double Bass” – was instrumental to extending the capabilities of the double bass and Nikita’s performance will be a sure-fire demonstration of this.
Across the evening, Benjamin Marquise Gilmore dynamically leads the SCO Strings in bohemian rhapsodies of the folk-inspired Hungarian and Czech musical tradition.
Tickets available online (above), over the phone on 0131 557 6800 and soon from The Barn (Burn O Bennie, Banchory AB31 5QA / 01330 825431).
Full time carers come for free. Please select free U18s ticket for booking a carer seat.
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore grew up in England and studied with Natalia Boyarskaya at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Pavel Vernikov at the Vienna Conservatory, as well as with Julian Rachlin, Miriam Fried, and members of the Artis quartet and the Altenberg trio. His father was the musicologist Bob Gilmore, from whom he received instruction in music theory at a young age, and his grandfather is the conductor Lev Markiz, with whom he has performed on many occasions.
Born in Novosibirsk, Russia, Nikita attended the Karaganda Special Music School in Kazakhstan at the age of 7 where he studied double bass with Pavel Bobrovskiy. He then studied at the Rimskiy-Korsakov Conservatoire in St Petersburg under the teaching of Alexandr Shilo. After a master class with Rinat Ibragimov and Thomas Martin he was invited to study with them at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London funded by the Leverhumle trust. Whilst studying Nikita received the Martin Musical Scholarship for gifted musicians and graduated in 2010.