Nikolay Bine is an international award-winning accordionist. He placed first at the Trophée Mondial (Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014) where he became a world accordion champion. Specializing in jazz, he's performed at many international festivals as a soloist and with his jazz ensemble. Nikolay will be performing an incredible concert for our Powell River audience on Friday, May 6th at 7pm.
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Nikolay Bine began accordion studies at the age of 6. During his education, Nikolay proved to be one of the most talented accordionists among young musicians. He is the winner of many prestigious competitions, including 1st place in Trophée Mondial (Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014) where he became a world accordion champion.
Touring as a soloist and with his jazz ensemble “Four ever band” founded in 2015, Nikolay has participated in many large international festivals such as Limbažu accordion festival in Latvia; the festival of the association of Chinese and Russian universities of arts 2016 in Jinan, China; and the Jazz Accordion Festival in Castelfidardo (Italy) 2017. In 2019, he was invited to play in the international exhibition The New York Times Travel Show in New York, USA.
Nikolay’s musical specialty is accordion and piano jazz. He has created many arrangements of jazz standards and composed his own contemporary jazz pieces, being inspired by current New York jazz artists. He has played with world-famous jazz musicians such as Chick Corea, David Binney, Benny Benack III, Alexander Claffy, Simone Zanchini, Sean Mason, and others. Nikolay has also been an invited jury member of the prestigious world accordion competitions PIF Castelfidardo (Italy, 2019), Trophée Mondial (virtual online, 2020), Accordion Star International (USA, 2021), and Italia Award (Italy, 2021).
In 2019, he was accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts (USA) and recently graduated from the University of Victoria (Canada), having obtained a Master’s Degree in accordion performance in the newly established accordion studies program.
Nikolay's well-received concerts and masterclasses have been held in Canada, USA, China, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia, Germany, and many other countries. In June of 2022, he is performing at one of the most famous concert halls worldwide: Carnegie Hall in New York.