Nikolay Borchev was born in Pinsk, Belarus, and started his musical education at age seven years with piano, flute and organ. At sixteen he began studying singing at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory and later continued his studies in Berlin at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" under the guidance of Heinz Reeh, Júlia Várady and Wolfram Rieger. He was a prize winner at numerous international vocal competitions.
Current and future projects include his role-debut as Conte in Le nozze di Figaro, various debuts like at the Opera Stuttgart with Eugen Onegin, at the Opéra de Lyon as Dandini, at the Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg as Mercurio in La Calisto, and at the Tschaikowsky Concert Hall in Moscow in a concert-version of Ariadne auf Naxos as Harlekin (Vladimir Jurowski). He will give numerous recitals and concerts like at the Dresdender Musikfestspiele, at the BOZAR in Brussels, at Warsaw Philharmonic and at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York– being essential parts of his artistry.