Arseny TARASEVITCH- NIKOLAEV Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev, born in Moscow on February 21, 1993, comes of a family of musicians. Graduated with honors from Central Musical School of the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with professor Alexander Mndoyants in 2000-2011.
In his early childhood he already performed a lot on stage, starting from the age of 4. At 9 he had his debut with the Bryansk Philharmonic Orchestra (Bach, concerto f-moll). During his school years Arseny has won 5 international youth piano competitions, including the New Names Competition in Moscow.
In 2011 he entered Moscow Conservatory, where he’s currently doing postgraduate studies with famous professor Sergey Dorensky, as well as his worldwide-acknowledged assistants – Nikolai Lugansky, Pavel Narsesjan, Andrey Pisarev.
Very soon, being the student of the 1st course, Arseny marked 2012 by an outstanding victory in the V International Scriabin Piano Competition (Moscow, June).
In August 2013 Arseny received II prize and special prize for the performance of Russian music at the Cleveland International Piano Competition.
In October 2014 he’s awarded II prize at the Grieg International Piano Competition in Bergen.
In July 2016 received II prize at the Sydney Internation Piano Competition. Signing a five-year international recording contract with Universal Music followed this success.
Plays in Moscow – the Great, Small, and Rachmaninoff Halls of the Moscow Conservatoire, Tchaikovsky Hall etc. He tours in many different countries around the world: Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Lithuania, Poland, Israel, Macedonia, China, Japan, USA (Carnegie Hall, New York; Severance Hall, Cleveland etc.) and others.
Participates in music festivals in Moscow and other cities of Russia (“Contemporary Piano Faces”, “Musical Kremlin Festival”, “XXI century Stars” and others), Lithuania (Kaunas, Siauliai), Germany (“Rheingau Musik Festival:), France (“Les pianos folies”, “Liszt en Provance”), Macedonia (“Ohrid Summer”) etc.
Arseny performs with orchestras, such as “Evgeny Svetlanov” Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Bergen Philarmonic Orchestra and others.
He collaborated with many recognized conductors, among them: Valery Gergiev, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Alexander Sladkovsky, Nicolas Milton, Benjamin Northey, Stefan Sanderling, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Dimitris Botinis, Valentin Uryupin, Georg Mais and many others.
In 2015 Arseny has recoded his first CD with Debussy’s first livre of Preludes and L’isle Joyeuse, as well as Ravel’s renowned «Gaspard de la Nuit» («Acousense» label, Germany).
Some of the press reviews in different countries:
«…His performance was skillfully controlled and masterful, his tone rich and dark…
…He’s one of few players who can draw fortissimos from the piano that have solidity and weight without harshness… wears his formidable technique lightly and isn’t afraid to lead off with subdued repertoire that sneaks up on you before he unleashes his full interpretational power…» Cleveland Classical, USA
«Stunning technique, transparency of the sound palette, the ability to « sing » on the piano … the exact understanding of style…» Musical life, Russia
«Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev is a very special musical personality – magnificent and dramatic. His Grieg shone with technical perfection and bright colors, as well as it was saturated with careful development of details… Despite the fact that he’s only 21 years old, his playing is reminiscent of the grand style of the past…» «Bergens Tidende», Norway