Vladimir Nikolov is a composer whose works cover a wide range of musical languages and genres, using backgrounds in classical music and jazz as point of departure. He has been ‘behind the scenes’ of worldwide orchestral projects as arranger for some time now, while also frequently performing as conductor with renowned soloists and ensembles.

Vladimir’s broad imagination and use of orchestral coloring always make his writing an absolute joy to work with. A true professional, he maintains his own unique voice no matter the musical task at hand.

Jules Buckley | composer, arranger, chief conductor of the Metropole Orchestra

Elegant balance between fine jazz harmony, impressionistic orchestral parts, rocky elements and Balkan influences.

Jazzpodium, Germany

Brilliant composer and arranger with excellent taste, intuitive feeling and innate talent.

Stefan Schultze | composer, pianist

A remarkably good understanding of how to handle colors in the orchestra. Lush and beautiful.

John Clayton | Grammy awarded arranger, composer, bassist, conductor


Commission for the BBC Proms 2017

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Following sell-out Quincy Jones and Jamie Cullum Proms in 2016, this year Metropole Orkest returns – to celebrate the life and music of legendary composer, bandleader and bass-player Charles Mingus.
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