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Nina Bernat


Double bassist Nina Bernat, acclaimed for her interpretive maturity, expressive depth and technical clarity, has emerged onto the world stage with many awards and accolades to her credit. In 2023 she was honored as a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Concert Artists Guild Elmaleh Competition. Recent awards include first prizes in the Barbash J.S. Bach String Competition, the FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition, the Juilliard Double Bass Competition and the 2019 International Society of Bassists Solo Competition. She has been invited to perform as guest principal bass with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic, serving under the batons of conductors such as András Schiff and Osmo Vänskä. Bernat is in demand as a passionate chamber musician. She begins her involvement with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as a member of the Bowers Program in 2024. Among her notable chamber performances are appearances with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Series and Mostly Music. She performs on an instrument passed down from her father, Mark Bernat, attributed to Guadagnini.