Nikolai is a very accomplished musician who lives right here in
Charleston, South Carolina. His active international career has taken
him to Europe and the US.
Nikolai performs as a solo act, but also play with a duo, trio or
ensemble. His venues include concert halls, historic buildings, plantations, hotels
and restaurants. With his musical
background and variety of styles Nikolai is in high demand with
corporate events and party planners, from the most prestigious events (President George
W. Bush, Governor of S.C., S.C. Speaker of The House), to beautiful beach
weddings and plantation cocktails and receptions.
Equally conversant with Spanish/Classical repertoire, Brazilian guitar
music and Spanish/Classical repertoire,
Nikolai is active in performing in both jazz
and classical genres, exhibiting exceptional musicianship and surpassed
professionalism all combined to create a most authentic performance.
He plays six and eight string guitar and has written works for
orchestra, voice and various instrumental ensembles, as well as for solo guitar.
musical background includes both film and television soundtracks, numerous
music festivals and recordings in Russia, Europe and the United States.
was fortunate to share the stage with world famous guitarist such as: Chet
Atkins, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Guinga and others.
Nikolai received a Master of Art Degree in Music with concentration in Jazz
Guitar from the University of Arts in Russia, and he is currently working
towards his Post Graduate Degree in Classical Guitar Performance at USC in Columbia.
Nikolaiís trio plays a lovely variety of music by Django Reinhardt (gypsy
jazz), Brazilian sambas, Bossa novas, New-Flamenco and jazz standards. The
trio is comprised of the best musicians in Charleston, members of the Hilton
Head and Charleston Symphony Orchestra and plays classical music as well.
The combination of guitar, violin and upright bass is the perfect
combination for any wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Music
selections from a classical repertoire to a happy upbeat Brazilian/Latin/gypsy
jazz selection are perfect for any type of nuptials. A
typical wedding package includes Nikolai playing solo or duo with
violin for the ceremony, and then the full trio playing cocktails or reception.