Charleston’s one of the most accomplished musicians, guitarist Nikolai Svishev. His active international career has taken him to Europe and the US. Nikolai performs as a solo act, but also play with a duo, trio or ensemble. His venues include concert halls, historic buildings, plantations, hotels and restaurants. With his musical background and variety of styles Nikolai is in high demand with corporate events and party planners, from the most prestigious events (President of the United States, Governor of S.C., S.C. Speaker of The House), to beautiful beach weddings and plantation cocktails and receptions. As a solo guitarist Nikolai is equally conversant with Spanish/Classical repertoire, Brazilian guitar music, he is active in performing in both jazz and classical genres, exhibiting exceptional musicianship and surpassed professionalism all combined to create a most authentic performance. He plays six and eight and ten string guitars and his musical background includes both film and television soundtracks, numerous music festivals and recordings in Russia, Europe and the United States. Nikolai’s trio plays a lovely variety of music by Django Reinhard (gypsy—jazz), Brazilian sambas , Bossa Novas, New—Flamenco and Jazz standards. The trio are comprised of the best musicians in Charleston, members of the Hilton Head and Charleston Symphony Orchestra and plays classical music as well. The combination of guitar, violin and upright bass is the perfect combination for any wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Music selections from a classical repertoire to a happy upbeat Brazilian/latin/gypsy jazz selection are perfect for any type of nuptials. A typical wedding package includes Nikolai playing solo or duo with violin for the ceremony, and then the full trio playing cocktails or reception. The Ensemble consists of the trio with a female vocalist. Standards made popular by Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, Diana Krall and many others. Also included are beautiful Sambas and Bossa–Novas from Brazil, popular American music by such composers as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Irvin Berlin and more. This very elegant music is very joyful, listenable and danceable. The volume will be controlled to maintain normal conversation during dinners. Amplification for larger events is available.