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ALL ABOUT THE BASS: Nikita Naumov (SCO Principal Double Bass) plays music by Peteris Vasks and JS Bach on instruments of various sizes, and performs side by side with talented string students from the University of St Andrews Music Centre.
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.