Nikolay Belyashki is one of the masters of bagpipes in Bulgaria. He is an excellent bagpipe player and is a part of the very popular assembly "101 Bagpipes". Nikolay is from the capital of the Rhodopes - the town of Smolyan. He had began playing the kaba bagpipe when he was 12 years old. One of his teachers is Konstantin Ilchev, who is also a master of kaba bagpipes. Nikolay made his first kaba bagpipe at the age of fifteen and since now he has made hundreds of bagpipes, sold in Bulgaria and abroad. Several times he won first place at the National Bagpipe Competition at Gela and some other contests. Nikolay Belyashki is a master, who always stays true to the tradition and the unique style in making the authentic Rhodopean kaba bagpipe. He uses mostly dogwood to make the bagpipes.