Earning praise for his commanding technique, elegant sound and wide-ranging repertoire, Russian Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev was quickly signed to Decca Classics, following his declaration at the Sydney International Piano Competition, where he was also an audience favourite. He has curated an all-Russian album: Rachmaninov (including the Moment-musicaux, which he performed so gloriously at the Competition), Medtner, Scriabin, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. The album also includes two Concert Études by his late grandmother – Tatiana Nikolayeva.
"When I see Arseny play I see the whole history of piano playing begin to unfold before me" Gerard Willems
Medtner: Canzona Serenata in F minor, Op. 38 No. 6
Medtner: Danza festiva
Nikolayeva: Concert Études (24), Op.13: No. 15 Agitato
Nikolayeva: Concert Études (24), Op.13: No. 18 Andante sostenuto
Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Op. 22
Rachmaninov: Moments Musicaux, Op. 16
Rachmaninov: Polka de V.R.
Scriabin: Deux poèmes, Op. 32
Tchaikovsky: Lullaby, Op. 16 No. 1
Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev (piano)