Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev2016 2nd Prize


February 21, 1993

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev studied piano from the age of four and at nine performed for the first time with the Bryansk Philharmonic Orchestra. During his school years, Arseny won five international youth piano competitions, including the New Names Competition in Moscow. In 2011, he graduated with Honours from the Central Musical School of the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, where he studied with Professor Alexander Mndoyants. He is currently studying with Professor Sergey Dorensky at the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.

He has toured in Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Lithuania, Poland, Israel, Macedonia, China, Japan, USA, Mexico and other countries. Arseny has performed with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra among others and has collaborated with conductors including Stanislav Kochanovsky, Stefan Sanderling, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Dimitris Botinis, Valentin Uryupin and Georg Mais. In 2015 Arseny recorded his first CD with Debussy’s first book of Préludes and L’isle Joyeuse, and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit.


2016 Competition Repertoire

Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne Op.27 No.1 in C♯ minor
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No.2 in F Major Op.38
  1. Allegro fantastico
  2. Allegretto
  3. Molto vivace

Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Peter Sculthorpe: Evocation (1946)
  1. La fille aux cheveux de lin
  2. La danse de Puck
Maurice Ravel: Scarbo from ‘Gaspard de la Nuit’
  1. Allegretto in E♭ minor
  2. Andante cantabile in B minor
  3. Presto in E minor

Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

  1. Grave. Doppio movimento
  2. Scherzo
  3. Marche funèbre: Lento
  4. Finale. Presto. Sotto voce e legato
  1. Étude Tableau in C minor Op.33 No.3
  2. Prelude in G Major Op.32 No.5
  1. Allegro inquieto
  2. Allegretto
  3. Tempo di valzer, lentissimo
  4. Vivace

Round 2: Accompaniment/Chamber Music

  1. Allegretto ben moderato
  2. Allegro
  3. Ben moderato: Recitative-Fantasia
  4. Allegretto poco mosso
  1. Allegro, ma non tanto
  2. Dumka: Andante con moto
  3. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace
  4. Finale: Allegro

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro assai

Round 2: 19th or 20th Century Concerto

  1. Moderato
  2. Adagio sostenuto
  3. Allegro scherzando