Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev, born in Moscow on February 21, 1993, comes of a family of musicians. Graduated with honors from Central Musical School in Moscow, 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).
During the next few years, he became laureate of other international piano competitions, including:
Cleveland International Piano Competition (2013)
Grieg International Piano Competition in Bergen (2014)
Sydney Internation Piano Competition (2016)
Signing a five-year international recording contract with Decca Classics and Universal Music followed this success.
In 2017 Arseny was awarded prestigious “Premio Chigiana” as one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation.
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, London Philarmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Bergen Philarmonic Orchestra, Orchestro della Toscana and many others.
He collaborated with many recognized conductors, among them: Valery Gergiev, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Robert Trevino, Felix Korobov, Alexander Sladkovsky, Stefan Sanderling, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Dimitris Botinis, Valentin Uryupin, Nicolas Milton, Benjamin Northey, and many others.
In 2015 Arseny recorded his first CD with Debussy's first livre of Preludes and L'isle Joyeuse, as well as Ravel's «Gaspard de la Nuit» («Acousense» label, Germany).
This fall his debut CD with Decca Classics - "Reflections" - featuring pieces by Rachmaninoff, Skryabin, Medtner, Prokofiev, T. Nikolaeva was released.
His fixtures for the season 2018-19 include the tour Australia with 18 recitals all over the country and the tour with LPO (conductor sir Roger Norrington) in the Netherlands and Belgium.