Marie Nikolaevna

female vox, composer, pianist

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From performing with John Williams and the Boston POPS, to singing Tina Turner and Gwen Stefani covers with local bands, I am your "I do it all" perfect pitch-having versatile vocalist. I can sing everything from standard show-tunes, gentle Billie Eilish sounds, Mariah Carey whistle tone, jazz scat, and my personal favorite: overtone singing.

To read about me, click my bio on my website:
Specializes in:
- ethereal vocals and avant-garde/experimentalist vocals: original compositions and arrangements of vocal music combining microtones, various styles/techniques of singing: (belting, full head, full chest, etc), with vocal and electronic effects all produced by me.
- Pop/rock, musical-theatre and classical imitation vocals
- piano covers: classical-style piano covers of any tune you desire
- languages sung in: English, German, Latin, Italian, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Yiddish, Czech

Terms and conditions:
- I will give you 2 FREE revisions
- Turnaround time is within 48 hours for vocal tracks (stems/demos), and 72 hours for requested piano covers depending upon availability
- Recording begins after approval of stems/demos
- If you want the entire vocal track finished in 48 hours, or entire piano track finished in 72 hours, there will be a 30% expedite fee
- If any extra revision is needed, it will cost $50 per revision
- Sheet music not provided with compositions/arrangements: IF requested, sheet music will cost a minimum of $150
- If the whole song needs to be re-written/re-played/re-sung, it will cost an additional $100
- Cancellation fee of 25% if the job is still in progress

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian

Interview with Marie Nikolaevna

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: Avant-garde, post classical based, with a lot of inspirations coming from film score.

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: I would love to work with Elliot Goldenthal or Nicholas Britell. They're two incredibly inspirational film score composer loves of mine. But the truthful answer is, almost any artist - I love and celebrate the musicianship that is unique to every individual on the planet, and even though I'm making a lucrative living being a 100% freelance artist, music still feels like (and is, in a way) an awesome hobby.

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: Always learn more - I'm almost entirely self taught with mixing and mastering, with a little help from a LA based composer (who wrote the music for the Pirates of the Caribbean video game as well as the Star Wars video game), and I can tell you that the music field is constantly (and annoyingly) changing. It's a ton to keep up with, and with all of the technology we have at our fingertips, folks are churning out new creations so fast no amount of speed can keep up. You just have to do what you can to keep up, as do I. There are thousands of people that are learning and inventing new things everyday, faster than you and I, but all we can do is continue to learn.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: My ear as well as my technical vocal skill: I have the ability to spot any pitch in existence and tell you what note that is

  9. Q: What's your typical work process?

  10. A: You can refer to me as an assembly line musician. Thanks to perfect pitch and years and years of musical training since the age of 3, I create music incredibly quickly. All of the music you see on my profile was completely written, mixed, and mastered in less than a day. I allot for more time

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: Depending upon the track and what it calls for, I do all of my recording, mixing, and mastering in either Logic Pro X or Ableton Live. I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface and I use rode condenser mics as well as an isolation shield in a soundproof home studio.

  13. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  14. A: Radiohead - I have a ton of Radiohead piano covers, you can find samples of them on my instagram @jsbachdafachup Living post-classical composers inspire me a lot, for a good number of the work that I do exists in that sonic world. Bjork, Squarepusher, and Aphex Twin are all incredibly inspirational musicians for being immensely ahead of their time, and doing things with sound production that I simply cannot.

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: The most common type of work I've been hired to do is as follows: top-line work, arrange/edit songs as well as write whole songs for folks who have a melody in mind but can't write out the rest, play piano covers, and play piano tracks. The ethereal music you find on my page includes selections I've written for avant-garde ensembles, and I'm happy to connect with more musical minds and see who'd like to sample any of this music or include it in a project of theirs.

Ethereal Vocals (samples)

I was the mixing, engineer, singer, composer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Heart
  • Audra McDonald
  • Voces8
Gear Highlights
  • logic pro x
  • ableton live
  • RØDE microphones
  • M-Audio Axium AIR 49
  • Steinway B Grand piano
  • final cut pro
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
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