The Nimbus Trio (piano, violin and flute) plays works by Kitty Xiao.

Novum explores the sound world of composer Kitty Xiao from 2013 to 2016. Her works for flute/alto flute/bass flute/bass clarinet, violin and piano explore new expression for piano trio and evoke images of renowned Australian photographers Jane Brown and Narelle Autio. The works explore themes of human potential in face of itself and the world.


Kitty Xiao

Kitty is an Australian composer, pianist and collaborative artist interested in exploring sound worlds that fuse and transcend between art forms. . Kitty holds a Master of Music from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London as a full recipient of the Alfred Kitchin Scholarship, Master of Teaching from The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Music from The University of Melbourne and was a full scholarship student at Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Her piano and composition mentors have included Glenn Riddle, Anthony Lyons, Eugene Asti, Paul Bartholomew and Peter Knight.

Nimbus Trio

Nimbus Trio was founded in 2013 by Kitty Xiao and Jessica Laird. The trio advocates and performs new music, including that of composer Kitty Xiao; and have commissioned new works by Australian composers as well as U.S composers.

Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. Nimbus Kitty Xiao
  2. Nipper Kitty Xiao
  3. Novum Kitty Xiao
  4. Emei Kitty Xiao
  5. Solstice I Kitty Xiao


Where to buy

Novum can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’ and Readings.

Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Move Records Studio
Release date
© 2017 Kitty Xiao
℗ 2017 Move Records
Catalogue number
MCD 562
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574056228