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Nikolai, Solo Acoustic Guitar

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 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. Nikolaiís musical background includes both film and television soundtracks, as well as numerous music festivals and recordings in Russia, Europe and the United States. Nikolai was 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 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.


Additional Videos:

Solo Guitar Tango (Piazzolla)

Solo Brazilian Guitar

Solo "Over The Rainbow"

Solo Spanish/Classical Guitar


Air On The G String

Black Orpheus

Embraceable You

Samba Do Aviao

The Girl From Ipanema


Guitar music of Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Russia, and wedding ceremony music

A Felicidade. A.C. Jobim
Adelita   F. Tarrega
Agua De Beber. A. C. Jobim
Air On The G String By J.S. Bach
Barcarole. P. Tchaikovsky
Blue Moon By P.Rodgers
Canon In D By Pachelbel
Capricho Arabe  F. Tarrega
Choro No. 1 Traditional. H. Villa - Lobos
Concierto De Aranjuez.(Excerpt) Rodriguez
Corcovado. A.C. Jobim
Desafinado. A.C. Jobim
Dindi. A.C. Jobim
El Marabino. A. Lauro
El Negrito. A. Lauro
Gente Humilde. (Brazilian) Garoto
Girl From Ipanema. A.C. Jobim
Granada. I. Albeniz.
Guitar De Amour. (Trad. Argent.)
How Insensitive. A.C. Jobim
Jesu, Joy Of Manís Desiring. J. S. Bach
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
La Paloma  By Yradier
Mambo Inn. G. Sampson, B. Woodlen
Manha Do Carnaval. Luis Bonfa
Mazurka Apassionata A. Barrios
Ode To Joy By Beethoven
One Note Samba. A.C. Jobim
Pegao H. Feliciano
Rosto Colado. P. Bellinati
Samba Do Aviao (Airplane Samba). A.C. Jobim
Samba Preluda. (Brazilian)
So Danco Samba. A.C. Jobim
Song De Carilhoes (Sound Of The Bells)   J. Pernmbuco
Standchen By Schubert
Taraís Theme. From ďgone With The WindĒ
The Dolphin. L. Esa
Tom E Preludio. P. Belinatti
Triste. A. C. Jobim
Trumpet Tune By Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary
Wals  By Griboedov
Wave. A.C. Jobim
We And The Sea. Luis Bonfa
Wedding March

Jazz Standards

Ainít Misbehaving           
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Autumn Leaves
Besame Mucho
Cheek To Cheek
Days Of Wine And Roses
Deep Purple
Embraceable You
Gentle Rain
Georgia On My Mind
I Canít Give You Anything But Love
Itís Only A Paper Moon
Love Song
Nature Boy
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
September Song         
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
St. Thomas
Take Five
Tea For Two
The Shadow Of Your Smile
They Canít Take That Away From Me
Tromblant Bolero
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Audio Samples

Solo Song List

The Russian Jazz Trio

Video Demos