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Nikola Melnikov: straddling tradition and technology. Balalike it!

Why choose between old and new when you have both at your fingertips? An amazing musician from Moscow, Nikola Melnikov, has spent 20 of his 24 years playing music.
By Kira Pievskaya, RBTH

His unique blend of classical training at the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music, love of high-quality electronic music and sheer diligence produces inimitable results. Despite his tender age, he has already staged an opera, written a ballet and released an album. He is now writing a new one, this time with vocals. Donning the mantle of composer, pianist, singer and DJ, he straddles tradition and technology.

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