Harpsichord Dedication

October 8th, 2014 in Blog with NO COMMENTS

Harpsichord Dedication:  Thursday, January 15

Built by Peter Watchorn, Community Music Center of Boston welcomes the newest edition to our instrument collection; a harpsichord.  Our 18th century French style harpsichord will be dedicated this evening as piano faculty member, Nickolai Sheikov and others perform in Allen Hall.

Thursday, January 15 7pm


Nickolai Sheikov


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 identifying his true love for Baroque music, he turned his devotion to the harpsichord which he studied with his true mentor, harpsichordist John Gibbons. Nickolai was also a participant in masterclasses, both in Europe and USA, with Gustav Leonhard and Menno van Delft among others.

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 appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and continuo player at numerous music venues in Boston and around the state including major concert halls such as Jordan Hall. In addition to presenting critically acclaimed solo concerts, Nickolai can often be heard partnering with traverso player Andrea Le Blanc, guitar virtuoso Grisha Goryachev, and baroque violinist Benjamin Shute


34 Warren Avenue Boston, MA 02116 (Allen Hall)
Community Music Center of Boston
phone: 617-482-7494
fax: 617-482-6267

Our series is named in memory of John Kleshinski, our former CMCB Board President, with many thanks to Cerulli Associates, our 2014 – 2015 corporate sponsor. All concerts are informal, family-friendly and run approximately ninety minutes in length — a great opportunity to enjoy a diverse sampling of musical instruments and genres.

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