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About Nikolay

Freelance Trumpet & Trombone player, Recording musician and Brass Instructor
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Born in Vidin (Bulgaria) Nikolay started to play the trumpet at age of 13. After graduating at the Conservatoire de Fribourg with Jean-François Michel for trumpet teacher (former principal trumpet with the Munich Philharmonic) with Diplôme d’enseignement de Trompette he took a postgraduate course in performance (trumpet) under the tutorials of Murray Greig (Opera North) andJohn Miller. After few years of working as a principal trumpet with the Vidin Philharmonic, he is freelancing at present. In addition to his formal education Nikolay has attended masterclasses and private lessons of between others Maurice André, Rod Franks, Maurice Murphy, Robert Rotter and more recently - Larry Meregillano Awards and Bursaries: Bourse d’études André Bähler Stiftung (Zürich) (2001, 2002, 2004) Bourse d’études Max Husmann Stiftung (2002, 2003) RNCM Entrance Award (2004) RNCM Governors’ Award (2004) RNCM Bursary(2004) Professional Experience: 2012-2017  Trumpet for party and show bands with Amara Dolce Vita world                              hotels    2006-2009 Tutti Flugelhorn with Vidin Town Wind Band 2006-2008  Principal Trumpet with Vidin Philharmonic State Orchestra 2002-2004  Brass instructor with Fanfare St Cecile-Dompierre (Swtizerland, Brass Band) 18.10.2003  Wind Octet (Nikolay Iliev, 2002) Première 2001             Extra work with Orchestre Symphonique de Fribourg (Switzerland)

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Light music, Marching, Originals, Pop, Funk, Disco, Funk rock, Soul, Vintage
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Instrumental teaching
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Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Online consultation/lesson for Brass
Online instruction for brass, 1h(60min)


From customers:

Ancient W, 16 years ago

Salut Nikolay, Bravo pour le site. Meilleurs souvenirs depuis lécole de musique de Dompierre-Russy. Je te souhaite mes voeux sincères pour ta carrière musicale. Petit coucou depuis la région de la Broye. Amicalement, Michel bugnon Michel Bugnon <[email protected]> (24.08.2005) Salut Nikolay! Bravo pour ton super site, continue a croire dans ton travail! Salutations!!! Erico Fonseca <[email protected]> (23.08.2005) Bonjour, Nikolay! Merci pour ce petit signe et Bravo pour le site! Une seule suggestion: la photo. Il faudrait soigner cet aspect en ayant une couleur de fond au moins. Bien cordialement -- Henri Baeriswyl Rue de Lausanne 82 CH-1700 Fribourg [email protected] Téléphone: +41 26 322.73.56 Portable: +41 76 560.73.56 Télécopie: +41 26 322.73.57 Henri Baeriswyl <[email protected]> (22.08.2005) Hello Nikolay, What a good surprise to discover your website! I've gone through it and found out a lot of interesting things about your professional career.When are you planning to visit us in Fribourg? How is life in the UK and how is your wife and your son? I'm planning to visit London one of these days; I'll ocntact you before so we can get together. In the meantime, congratulations and good luck to all three of you! With heartiest regards. Gerda Gerda Tuck <[email protected]> (21.08.2005)

Http://nikolayiliev.wix.com/nikolayiliev#!your-thoughts, 9 years ago

Hi Nikolay, I'm Luigi Gallo (italian hornist). Do you remember of me? I hope :) Thanks for email. Nice web site and good sound in Hindemith sonata. Congratulations.. Good luck for your future and See you soon. Bye. Luigi" Luigi Gallo, italian french horn player - "I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at this brand new website...I hope other people have enjoyed it as much as I have. Nikolay Iliev is in every way a bold, exciting and versatile trumpeter whose natural flair for performance - combined with his superb musicianship and professional approach - leaves me in no doubt that he will rise to great heights in the performance world. It is an honour to have Nikolay as both a friend and colleague, and I hope that orchestras, agencies and other performing bodies around , Iain Mason, composer; This is really a nice site, and a lot of care has been put into it for sure. You have a very nice tone. It reminds me of that song, "feels so good" It was neat to hear that. However, I must say I was disappointed by not hearing a solo in Misty. Your interpretation seemed fairly... Robotic, almost... Kenny G-esque. Also, the selections you have put up are fairly simple. Maybe in the future we could see some music that was more complex, and showed some more of your musicality. Other than that, I liked it. Jazz Sax; Nice site, nice playing!, Sofus