Compositions

Compositions 2017-11-10T11:27:06+00:00

“…her shamelessly sweet melodies and downright brutal resolutions all reflect an exile’s undying love for a tragic land. There is nostalgia for the future in this music. ”

– Octavio Roca, San Francisco Chronicle (Nina Kotova’s Cello Concerto)

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Six Kundalini pieces for Violoncello Solo

Written for the exhibition of paintings by Sibylle Szaggars in Cortona, Italy, 2008

Triple Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon and String Orchestra

Commissioned by University of Texas, 2007

“Five Dervishes”, for Violoncello Solo

Premiered on the 16th of August, 2006, at the Teatro Signorelli, “Tuscan Sun ” Festival, Cortona, Italy

Concerto for Violoncello and String Orchestra, “The Tuscan”, 2005

Premiered on the 20th of April, 2005, at the Zankel Hall, New-York, with NES Chamber Orchestra under direction of Dmitry Sitkovetsky

“Lyrica”, Five Poems by A. Belyi, for soprano and cello, 2002

Premiered on the 9th of February, 2003 at the One World Theatre, Austin, Texas, with Laura Claycomb

Concert Suite “Tuscan Sun” for Violoncello and Chamber Orchestra, 2002

Premiered on August 9th, 2003, at the Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona, Italia, with the NES Chamber Orchestra under direction of Dmitry Sitkovetsky.

“TexaSol” for Violoncello Solo, 2002

Premiered on the 7th of April, 2002 at the One World Theatre, Austin, Texas.

Cello Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, 2000

Premiered on the 30th of September, 2000 at the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, with the Women’s Philharmonic, conducted by Apo Hsu. Released on the Delos label, 2002

Solo Sonata for Cello, 2000

Premiered on February 12th, 2001, at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos, California.

Five Pieces for Cello and Piano, 1997

Premiered on the 14th of October, 1998, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

“Sketches from the Catwalk” for Cello and Piano, 1996

Premiered on the 22nd of July, 1996, at Wigmore Hall, London, England. Released on the Philips label, 1999

Three Poems for Cello and Orchestra “Dark Blue”, 1988

Released on the Philips label, 1999

Suite “Six Miniatures on Picasso” for Cello and Piano, 1983

US premiere on the February 26th at the Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C.