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 plays with a duo, trio or
venues include concert halls, historic buildings, plantations, hotels
restaurants. With his musical
background and variety of styles Nikolai is in high demand with
and party planners, from the most prestigious events (President George
Governor of S.C., S.C. Speaker of The House), to beautiful beach
plantation cocktails and receptions.
Equally conversant with Spanish/Classical repertoire, Brazilian guitar
Nikolai is active in performing in both jazz
classical genres, exhibiting exceptional musicianship and surpassed
all combined to create a most authentic performance.
He plays six- and eight-string guitar and has written works for
various instrumental ensembles, as well as for solo guitar. Nikolaiís
background includes both film and television soundtracks, as well as numerous
festivals and recordings in Russia, Europe and the United States. Nikolai
fortunate to share the stage with world famous guitarists such as Chet
Atkins, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, and Guinga.
Nikolai received a Master of Art Degree in Music with concentration in Jazz
from the University of Arts in Russia, and he is currently working
Graduate Degree in Classical Guitar Performance at USC in Columbia.