12, Sofia, Bulgaria
Nikola is a student of the National School of Music Lyubomir Pipkov in Sofia, teacher – Alexander Vasilenko.
Laureate of the International Competition for Young Pianists (Vranje, Serbia, 2012, I prize), International Chamber Music Competition (Kavadarci, Macedonia, 2013, I prize in the category Piano duet), International Piano Competition Classic and Modern Times (Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, 2014, I prize), International Piano Competition CRAIOVA – PIANO (Romania, 2015, II prize), Mozart International Piano Competition (Frascati, Italy, 2015, I prize and a special prize of the Nuova Accademia di Musica Foundation).
Nikola interests himself in classical literature. Has mastered a series of piano pieces by Sergei Prokofiev Visions fugitives and learned the poems of the Russian poet Konstsntin Balmont that had inspired Prokofiev to compose the series.
Performance program at the 16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'The Nutcracker':
S. Rachmaninoff. Daisies in F-dur, Op. 38 No. 3
S. Rachmaninoff. Fantasy Pieces: Polichinelle in fis-moll, Op. 3 No. 4
А. Skriabin. Mazurka in cis-moll, Op. 3 No. 6
А. Skriabin. Preludes, Op. 15: No. 1 in A-dur, No. 2 in fis-moll, No. 3 in E-dur
W. A. Mozart. Piano Concerto No. 12 in A-dur, (KV 414), 3rd movement
Eliminated in Round I of the 16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'Nutcracker'.