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Nikola Kyosev


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Nikola is the founder of Sound Collective Scotland. He has studied with Katherine Bryan (RCS), Janet Richardson (RCS), Myriam Graulus (KASK Gent) and Ivaylo Vasilev (NUMTI). Nikola loves and performs on all types of flutes and combines his passion for performing with teaching and repairing woodwind instruments.

Nikola is a prize winner of both National and International competitions, including the Special prize for virtuoso performance at the 15th International Competition “World and the Earth” – Bulgaria, 1st Prize in the Internationale Festival fur Jugendblasorchester im Landkreis Chemnitzer Land, Germany, 1st prize at the North London Festival for Music and Dance (2010, alongside pianist Silviya Mihaylova) and 3rd prize for the performance of Bozza's Jour D'Ete A La Montagne, at the Music and Earth International Competition - Sofia, Bulgaria (2014, alongside Ivaylo Vasilev, Maria Slavcheva and Magdalena Dimitrova).

Nikola has worked with some of the best names in the field - he attended William Bennett’s Summer Academy at Trinity College (London), with scholarships by Hope Scott Thrust and Arista Scholarship (granted by William Bennett) and Trevor Wye International Flute Summer Course, being given a scholarship by Arista FLutes and Hope Scott Trust.

Nikola Kyosev enjoys playing in ensembles and in orchestral setting. He has performed as a soloist with such orchestras as the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Pazardjik Symphonic Orchestra, the NSMDA and AMDA orchestras.  He was also a part of the Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has done the apprenticeship programme with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

As a woodwind instructor Nikola works with East and West Dunbartonshire councils, West Lothian as well as Renfrewshire and Sistema Scotland.

Nikola is also part of the prestigious Live Music Now! Scotland scheme (in a duo with Silviya Mihaylova), bringing the joy and inspiration of live music to those who have limited access to conventional music.

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