The Victoria Accordion Club presents a master class workshop on “jazz accordion & piano” by Nikolay Ovchinnikov of Russia.
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Place: SHOAL Center, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, BC
Victoria Accordion Club members – no charge
Bring your instruments. Piano is available on-site.
For more information:
Brian – 250-886-9782
Nikolay Ovchinnikov (accordionist and pianist) was born in 1996. He began his music career at age 6. Nikolay has been studying at St. Petersburg Conservatory since 2015. He is regarded as one of the most talented accordionists among young musicians of Russia. Nikolay performs jazz, and is inspired by great jazz musicians such as Beka Gochiashvili, Simone Zanchini, Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper and others.
Among his talents, he is a composer and also a winner of the prestigious competition “Trophée Mondial 2014” (Kaunas, Lithuania). In 2017 he won five 3rd places in famous competitions including Internationaler Akkordeonwettbewerb Klingenthal 2017, Coupe Mondial, Citta di Castelfidardo and Trophee Mondial.
He is actively touring not only as soloist, but also with his own jazz quartet called “Four ever band” which was organized in 2015. He continues to participate in large international festivals.
Nikolay’s concerts and master classes have been held in Canada, China, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Latvia, Lithuania and many other countries.
https://youtu.be/gIZ2iiE7jt4 – Billie’s bounce – Jazzinty jazz festival
https://youtu.be/d0Ksf-xi1Wc – w Chick Corea
Samples of his piano performance on YouTube: Four ever band feat.Simone Zanchini – Billie’s bounce – https://youtu.be/LgZuh84GRP4