Nikola Melnikov is a classically trained electronic composer, pianist, live performer, and audio-visual artist from Russia.
After completing his training at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, Melnikov launched his professional career with performances at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris; the Zahi Hadid Gala Dinner at the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg; the launch of Hyundai’s Sonata; Formula E’s Transformation showcase video; and many more private and public events.
Meknikov then turned his hand to audio-visual art, with his debut piece – ‘Cognition’, a collaboration with Russian design studio Radugadesign – debuting in Spring 2017. The piece was a dynamic exploration of light, colour, and wholeness, and was presented exclusively at Stockholm’s City Hall. The installation was swiftly followed by Melnikov’s second flagship audio-visual showcase, ‘Music For Flowers’, which he performed live at Moscow’s Apothecary Garden in August 2018.
In the electronic sphere, Nikola Melnikov has released two extended plays on Anjunadeep, ‘Sphinx’ and ‘Sun Wakes Up Earlier Than All/Pandawa’, alongside his long-term production collaborator, Max Sorokin. The releases have thus far garnered support from the likes of Lane 8, Ben Böhmer, Eelke Kleijn, James Grant, and Eli & Fur. The duo also recently unveiled a full-length performance video of their ‘Sphinx’ EP, recorded on the stunning salt flats of Lake Elton in Melnikov’s native Russia.
Melnikov’s remix of Jody Wisternoff and James Grant’s ‘Blue Space’ was released in September 2020 on Anjunadeep.