Alexander Nikolaychuk is a  balalaika player and graduate of the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music. He is a prize-winner of domestic and international competitions and soloist of the Ossipov Balalaika Orchestra.

He was born in Irkutsk. At the age of seven, he began to study music with Anastasia Glukman. At eighteen, he moved to Moscow to continue his studies at the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (class of Prof. Andrei Gorbachev). In 2020, he completed his postgraduate studies.

As a student, Alexander received prizes in more than twenty domestic and international competitions, including the Rozhkov International Competition of Balalaika Performers (Nizhny Novgorod, 2013), the 2nd All-Russian Music Competition (Moscow, 2017), and others.

From 2011 to 2023 he performed as a soloist of "Balalaika Trio" enssemble.
Since 2016 he has been a soloist of Ossipov Orchestra.

He is an enthusiastic concert performer appearing both in Russia and abroad. He has appeared in the USA, China, Portugal, France, Serbia, and Israel.

He has performed with such orchestras as: Ossipov russian folk instrument orchestra, Chinese National Traditional orchestra, Nekrasov russian folk instrument orchestra, Moscow city symphony - Russian Philarmonic, Belgorod russian folk instrument orchestra, Lipetzk russian folk instrument orchestra, Tambov folk instrument orchestra "Rossiyane", Orchestra of russian folk instruments "Tula", Kuban sympony, Russian orchestra of Khabarovsk philarmonic and others.

Alexander represented Russian culture at concerts of state importance, such as the gala for the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China (Bolshoi Theatre, 2019), the Grand Opening of the Bilateral Year of Russia and Kyrgyzstan (State Kremlin Palace, 2020) and the Solemn Closing of the Bilateral Year of Russia and Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek, 2022).

In 2021 together with the pianist Elizaveta Baykova he recorded his debut album “Two sides” which is released by a legendary label “Melody”. In May of 2022 he released a single “Looking at the blue lakes”.

In 2021, he was awarded the Certificate of Honor of the Kyrgyz Republic for his contribution to the strengthening and development of cooperation between the two countries in the field of culture and arts as part of the Bilateral Year of Russia and Kyrgyzstan.