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Luleå University - Piteá school of music

25 December 2021

I’m really happy to announce that from January 2022 I’m going to join the faculty of the School of Music in Piteå at Luleå University of Technology, one of Sweden's six music academies.
You can study string instruments in our bachelor's or master's programs. Our teachers are Amus Kerstin Andersson in violin, Bo Olofsson in double bass and me on cello.

The teaching is planned individually. Our students have generous rehearsal time with competent pianists. As a string student, you will play chamber music, chamber orchestra and symphony orchestra. The school offers excellent facilities in a calm and concentrated environment.

With us, you get a valuable network of contacts already during your studies. The competent teachers, nice practicing rooms, the modern equipment and the great team of students make the study environment very stimulating. Last application date is 2022-01-17.

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Nikolay Shugaev. Conducting DEBUT in Russia

18 March 2021

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April 10th. Nikolay's conducting debut in Russia, North-Caucasian State Philarmonic. Featuring a World Premiere of Mihkel Kerem's Symphony n. 6 and concerto for organ and string orchestra P. Klatzow - Soloist Svetlana Berezhnaya, Sergey Prokofiev's Symphony n.1 "Classical" and concerto for clavicembalo and strings by Roberto di Marino.

The big recording session

15 September 2020

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Nikolay is going to record a new cd featuring concertos composed by G. Ghedini, A. Casella, G. Malipiero with the State Academic Rostov Symphony orchestra, Valentin Uryupin conducting and S. Slovachevsky on a cello.

Habana Clasica 3rd edition is coming

20 October 2019

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GASSENHAUER CD is in stores

20 October 2019

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2 cd disks are coming this fall...

11 July 2019

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A trio CD with amazing partners Milan Rericha (clarinet) and Fatima Rericha Alieva (piano) is coming this fall on the label Gallo (c) Switzerland. Works by Brahms, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
A Duo cd with an astonishing pianist Nikolay Tokarev. Golden hits for cello and piano for the Universal music Korea.

Habana Clasica 3rd edition is coming

11 July 2019

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This November! Old friends and new ones will get together to perform numerous concerts and music projects together. Stay tuned!

Michael Fine - Suite Rain for cello and piano World Premiere

31 October 2018

Michael Fine - Suite Rain for cello and piano World Premiere during the Habanclasica Festival with Marcos Madrigal and Michael Fine himself. 16th of November

Oene Van Geel - Road Movie double cello concerto...

31 October 2018

November music festival

World and European premiere of Oene Van Geel's - Road Movie double cello concert. In company with an outstanding New European Ensemble and Willem Stam (cello).


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