Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev, born in Moscow in 1993, comes of a family of musicians. His grandmother is the worldwide renowned pianist and professor Tatiana Nikolaeva. He graduated with honors from the Moscow Conservatory Prepatory School, where he studied with Alexander Mndoyants from 2000 to 2011. In 2011, he began studies at the Moscow Conservatory, currently with Sergey Dorensky, as well as his assistants – Nikolai Lugansky, Pavel Narsesjan and Andrey Pisarev.
He had his concerto debut at the age of nine with the Bryansk Philharmonic Orchestra (Bach, F-minor concerto).
During his school years, Arseny won five international youth piano competitions, including the New Names Competition in Moscow. A highlight of 2012 was Arseny’s triumph at the V. International Scriabin Piano Competition in Moscow.
He appears regularly at the Great, Small, and Rachmaninoff Halls of the Moscow Conservatory as well as at Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. He has also made concert appearances throughout Europe, Asia and North America (Carnegie Hall, New York; Severance Hall, Cleveland etc.). He has also participated in music festivals in Moscow, throughout Russia (e.g. “Kremlin Music Festival”), Lithuania (Kaunas, Siauliai), Germany (Rheingau Musik Festival), France (Les pianos folies, “Liszt en Provance”) and Macedonia (“Ohrid Summer”) as well as many others.
Arseny has appeared with orchestras such as the Evgeny Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Bergen Philarmonic Orchestra. In August 2013, Arseny received second prize and the special prize for the performance of Russian music at the Cleveland International Piano Competition. In October 2014, he was awarded second prize at the Grieg International Piano Competition in Bergen.