Nina Whiteman is a composer and vocalist based in Manchester, UK. Recent work has drawn inspiration from mazes and labyrinths, placing performers and audience in disorienting spaces and employing maze-like semi-graphic notation and video scoring (House of Mazes, TOMB, Thread).
Her music has been performed widely in the UK and abroad by ensembles such as the BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Quatuor Danel, Dutch accordion duo TOEAC, Ealing Youth Orchestra, Psappha, Colinton Amateur Orchestra (Adopt-a-composer scheme), and Distractfold at venues and festivals including the Cheltenham Music Festival, Kettle’s Yard, Kings Place and the RNCM. International performances include The Galaxy Rotation Problem at the World Music Days festival (Slovenia, 2015; selected by British and international panels).
Nina is the singer in Trio Atem as well as founding co-artistic director. Trio Atem have commissioned over 40 compositions since forming in 2007, touring work nationally, as well as collaborating on multimedia performances. She is also Artistic Director of Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera, an organisation she co-founded to lead the creation of new opera for and by 18-25 year-olds in the UK. Nina teaches at the RNCM and The University of Manchester, and lectures in composition at Royal Holloway, University of London.