Nikolai Sachenko (violin)
Graduated from the Moscow Central Music School and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He was a pupil of Zoya Makhtina, Sergei Kravchenko, Vladimir Ivanov and Alexander Bonduriansky. Laureate of the International Leopold Mozart Competition in Augsburg in 1995. Winner of the Golden Medal of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998. The concertmaster of the State Symphony Orchestra ’Novaya Rossiya’ under Yuri Bashmet. He has performed with many acclaimed conductors and orchestras in Russia, Japan, USA, China, throughout Europe and Latin America, performing also in ensembles with Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Lynn Harrell among others, appearing at international festivals in Beijing, Kronberg, Prague, and at the Rostropovich Festival in Evian. Member of the Brahms Trio since 2008. Honoured Artist of Russia. In 2021-2022, as a member of the Brahms Trio he was nominated for the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) and for the Opus Klassik Award for the project "History of the Russian Piano Trio".