Projects
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ST JOHN'S CHURCH, HOLLAND PARK CONCERT

November

Watch this space for more information about the upcoming concert!

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MUSICAL INGREDIENTS WORKSHOP

Monday 24th October, 13.30 - 15.30

Combining ensemble playing, basic improvising and conducting into one fun course. Learn how to accompany and how to lead, both with your instrument and the conductor’s baton! Learn the ancient secrets of conducting, then turn your baton on your fellow pupils and become a maestro yourself. Then become part of a medley orchestra, learning riffs, soundpainting and improvising. Basic instrumental grounding necessary, but no previous experience needed in either ensembles, conducting or improvising.

£22, Tutor: Nicholas Sabisky

Composing Music

CURRENTLY COMPOSING

Last updated 16/10/2022

Nicholas is currently composing: a solo flute work and a contemporary piece about the sounds of a printer.

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MUSICONWHEELS SUMMER TOUR 2022

22nd August - 4th September

Lycaeum Musical Bus is starting the engine to spread the music vibes across 14 awesome locations in London starting from 22nd August!

All music-loving parents and kids are welcome to join our double-decker bus to try all instruments with our awesome tutors on board our BBC-featured MusicOnWheels Musical Bus!

We are kindly asking you to book your 30-min slot in advance to avoid disappointment as the spaces are limited.

Lycaeum Musical Bus is ready to open its magical door to the fantastic world of music from 4pm to 6pm on weekdays and 11am to 4pm on the weekends.

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PEACE READINGS - FUNDRAISER FOR UKRAINE

26 - 30 April 2022, Barons Court Theatre

Kibo Productions and Barons Court Theatre welcome you to our week-long fundraiser for Ukraine.​

The Peace Readings will feature readings of new work from Ukrainian playwrights Natal’ya Vorozhbit (Bad Roads, Royal Court Theatre) and Olga Braga (Off West End 2019 Adopt A Playwright Award).​

Also showcasing the shortlist from the Monologues for Ukraine fundraising initiative, poems and plays from writers from across the world, and stories from volunteers on the Ukraine-Romanian border.​

All proceeds from the event will be donated to both NGO Red Cross Ukraine and Medicine for Ukraine.​

Event schedule and ticket purchase below.

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CHARITY CONCERT FOR UKRAINE

7th of April at 7.30pm, St John's Notting Hill

An evening of live chamber music and narration at St John's Notting Hill (W11 2NN) Thursday 7th April at 7.30pm. Also streamed online. All proceeds will go towards our ongoing Ukraine medicines buying activities for the south and east of the country.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/304651961217

The repertoire will include, but not be limited to:

- G.F. Handel - Largo from Xerxes

- Simon & Garfunkel - Sound of silence

- S. Foster - Hard times come again no more

- Metallica - One (arranged for violin, cello, piano, and flute)

- R. Gliere - Duo for violin & cello

- N. Sabisky - Memory of the wind

The music will be performed by a Cello (Rob Wheatley), Violin (Petru Cotarcea), Flutes (Nicholas Sabisky, Victoria Heath), Piano (Jordan Clarke), and Ukrainian musicians joining in live online via Zoom on Guitar (Nazar Leskiv) and Piano (Kristina Fedorniak).

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KING ARTHUR AND THE MUSICAL KNIGHT

13th April 2022

Jump into the world of King Arthur and combine storytelling with music at Blackheath Conservatoire! Learn to create the sounds of horses, sword fighting and insects buzzing using foley techniques and percussive sound effects. Narrate the story and choose how it ends. If you already play an instrument then please bring it along, and we will have some here as well.

​£20, TUTOR: NICHOLAS SABISKY

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THE HARMONY PLATFORM

22nd January 2022

A collaboration between different artistic disciplines over a day to create new works and inspire creation. This project culminated in a number of recordings made by Richard Sabisky. Included in The Harmony Platform alongside Richard Sabisky (videographer) were Nicholas Sabisky (composer and musician), Victoria Heath (coordinator and musician) and Olivia Heath (dancer).

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METAMORPHOSES OF WATER - SWAY GALLERY

30th October – 27th November 2021

The title of the exhibition, ‘Metamorphoses of Water’, is an allusion to unforeseen changes in circumstances. During the pandemic, we all experienced some kind of loss and Imada together with composer/flutist Nicholas Sabisky created works dedicated to those who share the feeling of loss to console them and help them to stand strong in the days to come.

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MUSICONWHEELS, LYCAEUM MUSIC

Oct 2019 - Present

Nicholas Sabisky has taken an active role in the creation and development of the MusicOnWheels bus with Petru Cotarcea. The teaching takes place on a renovated double decker bus which travels London bringing music to young children across the city.
Nicholas has been teaching woodwind, keyboard and percussion alongside leading the group musicianship workshops on the MusicOnWheels project. Class sizes range from 2 to 16 children between the ages of 7-11. He has also designed lesson formats personally and created term curriculum.

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IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP, ROYAL ACADEMY

June 2020

Nicholas Sabisky led an improvisation workshop for Lycaeum at the Royal Academy of Music.

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CENTRE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSE

2014 - 2019

Nicholas took on the job of pastoral care assistant during the Centre for Young Musicians Summer Holiday Course (age range 7 – 16 years). This included orchestral sectional help, transposing and transcribing orchestral parts to fit the students’ skill levels / instruments and helping with any parent or student enquires.

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MRS WILLCOCK’S NURSERY SCHOOL WORKSHOP

January 2019

Nicholas Sabisky performed at Mrs Willcock’s nursery school and took a small workshop demonstrating various unusual ways to play the flute.

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SHAPES OF WATER - SWAY GALLERY

October 2018

A Japanese art exhibition created by Hiroko Imada called the Shapes of Water held at the Sway Gallery in London. This instillation merged elements of both art and music, with Nicholas Sabisky composing the music which he played alongside the artwork in several live performances.

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PROJECT SUPERSONICS

Oct - Dec 2017

Nicholas Sabisky co-led Project Supersonics at Trinity Laban culminating in two separate workshops in schools, demonstrating a variety of instruments and styles.

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FROM TRASH TO TREASURE, FASHION SHOW, CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS UNIVERSITY

July 2017

Nicholas Sabisky composed and performed at the Central Saint Martins University alongside a display of fashion with the theme 'From Trash to Treasure'.

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RUDE HEALTH PERFORMANCE

8th - 9th December 2016

Two performances held on the 8th and 9th of December, playing some slightly crazy pieces by John Sturt and Omorinmade Oluwadamilare Anikulapo-Kuti at the Peacock Room in Trinity Laban, King Charles Court, Royal Naval College, London SE10 9JF.

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FINLANDIA RHAPSODY, SOLO EXHIBITION, FINLAND

Sept - Oct 2015

Nicholas Sabisky composed, performed and recorded piece for opening of the Finlandia Rhapsody art festival. He worked alongside Hiroko Imada to produce an audio-visual experience at The Children’s Art Centre in Vantaa, Finland.

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NORTHERN LIGHTS, INSTALLATION EXHIBITION, FINLAND

May - April 2012

A music and art collaboration hosted by Hiroko Imada in the Vernissa Cultural Centre in Vantaa, Finland. During this exhibition, Nicholas Sabisky composed, performed and recorded pieces to compliment the artworks which were showcased.

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NIGHTWISH - IMAGINARIUM

Jan - Feb 2011

Nicholas collaborated with Symphonic metal band Nightwish on their album Imaginerium.

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TOSCA WITH THE ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA

April - July 2010

Nicholas Sabisky performed on flute with the English National Opera in a series of performances in their production of Tosca by Catherine Malfitano held at the Coliseum.