Nina Lejderman

Samling Artist Programme: 2010

Born in Sweden of Polish-Jewish parents, Nina studied at the Royal Academy Opera, London, most recently on the Opera Course. Having gained the highest vocal Final Recital mark in her year, she was awarded the Clifton Prize for Singing and the Vice Principal’s Special Award for Notable Achievement.  Nina was a recipient of the 2009/10 Karaviotis Scholarship, of the Miriam Licette Scholarship from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, and she was also supported by the Solti Foundation and the Josephine Baker Trust. She is currently taught by Jennifer Dakin and Jonathan Papp.

In her early career Nina performed as a soloist with the Stockholm Youth Symphony Orchestra and in more recent years has given solo recitals and oratorio performances around Englandand Sweden. These include Messiah at St Martin in the Fields and the Vivaldi Gloria at the Banqueting House in Whitehall. During last year’s London Händel Festival Nina sang as part of their lunchtime cantata series. Under the baton of William Christie, she has sung the role of the ‘Boy Soprano’ in Händel’s L’allegro. She has also performed the B Minor Mass conducted by Trevor Pinnock.

In the summer of 2009 Nina worked with Grange Park Opera where she covered the role of Eritea Eliogabalo. Nina has also sung Nelly Box Martha for the Opéra de Baugé.  Her roles at Royal Academy Opera included: title role Semele c. late Sir Charles Mackerras and Laurence Cummings, Isifile Il Giasone c. Jane Glover.

Recent engagements: Night and Juno The Fairy Queen for the Nationale Reisopera, Papagena Die Zauberflöte for de Nederlandse Opera, The Faery Queen for ETO, Glyndebourne Chorus, First Nymph Euridice (Stephen Oliver) for BYO, The Solti Foundation Award Winners’ concert, a gala concert at the Bridgewater Hall as part of the Manchester Mid-day Concerts series.

Current season/future plans: a recording of the song cycle Love of a Poet (Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann) with pianist Elan Sicroff, Johanna Sweeney Todd and Despina for the Nationale Reisopera, Oscar Un Ballo in Maschera for Iford.