“…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)
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.