Nikita Naumov

Nikita Naumov is Principal Double Bassist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and has held the position since 2010. He has worked with many of the finest orchestras and played as a Guest Principal with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.

Nikita regularly appears as a soloist and has won numerous prizes. His solo performances include Hallgrímsson’s Sonnambulo for double bass with the Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra in Iceland, Tubin’s Double Bass Concerto at the Pärnu Music Festival, Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on tour in Scotland and with the St Petersburg Camerata at the Musical Olympus International Festival and Rachmaninov’s Vocalise with Lars Vogt at the ‘Spannungen’ Kammermusik Festival in Heimbach. Nikita is a Friend of the Scottish Bass Trust with which he frequently performs recitals and which partly commissioned Sonnambulo.

In addition, Nikita is a keen chamber musician. He is a member of the internationally recognised chamber group, the London Concord Ensemble and has featured with them at the BBC lunchtime series at the Wigmore Hall. Nikita performs regularly at the Chamber Sundays Series at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh and with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, besides appearing in festivals in Norway, Germany and Estonia.