“Nickolai Sheikov began studying the piano at the age of nine in his native Bulgaria. He received professional training at the L. Pipkov National School of Music in Sofia. Having arrived in Boston in 1999, Nickolai continued his studies at New England Conservatory of Music. There, after recognizing his unique love for the Baroque music, Nickolai turned his devotion entirely to the harpsichord, which he studied with John Gibbons - his true mentor. Nickolai was also a participant in a number of master classes, both in Europe and USA, with Gustav Leonhard, Menno van Delft and Jaap Schröder (chamber music) amongst others.
At the dawn of his performing career, Nickolai’s performances have been critically acclaimed. Following the 2009 inauguration solo recital at Boston’s new concert series Music at First Church, the Boston Musical Intelligencer described Nickolai as a “noteworthy” and “an excellent harpsichordist”.
Nickolai appears as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player at numerous music venues in major cities in the USA.“
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