Nikolai Ryskov is a Russian Accordion-Bayan player living in the UK since 1995. He started learning to play accordion at the age of seven from his father, who taught the instrument at a musical school. He went on to continue his studies for many years with Valery Elysseev, Nikolai Komissarov at the Gnessin College of Music in Moscow, and Igor Siroyezhkin at the Russian Academy of Music. Nikolai also had master classes with world-renowned virtuoso Frederick Lips.
He now lives in London and is helping aspiring musicians learn to play accordion.