Arseniy Gusev, a young pianist and composer, was born in St. Petersburg in 1998 and has been studying music since the age of five. In 2015, he went to the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. In 2017, he graduated with honors from the Specialized Music School of the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, and in afterwards studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. In 2018, he moved to the US, and in 2022, received his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and now continues his studies at Yale University. Among his teachers are Sergei Babayan, Keith Fitch, Chris Theofanidis, and David Lang. Gusev’s compositions include a colorful variety of styles and genres, some of which are solo, collaborative, symphonic, ballet, and opera.
He actively performs in the US and abroad, and has given solo concerts in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Slovakia, Russia, and Germany. His compositions are performed in Mariinsky Theater, Carnegie Hall, Konzerthaus Dortmund, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and other major venues. He collaborated with such conductors as Arkady Steinluht, Dmitry Vasiliev, Robert Carter Austin, Alexander Titov, Ilya Derbilov, Mikhail Golikov, and Mikhail Mosenkov, and performed together with such musicians as Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Olga Kaler, and Anthony Roth Costanzo. Arseniy participated in master classes of Garrick Ohlsson, Samuel Adler, Andrew Norman, Joan Tower, Dmitry Bashkirov, Grigory Gruzman, Jerome Rose, Alexander Mndoyants, Nina Lelchuk, and others.
Arseniy is a laureate of many prestigious competitions, such as the Dorothy McKenzie Artist Award, Cleveland Piano Virtu(al)oso Competition, Singapore International Piano Competition, Three Arts Piano Competition, Cleveland Composers Guild Contest, “Another Space” Composition Competition, International Gavrilin Competition, International Competition "Performer-Composer", and others.
"Newburyport Current": "His performances have been described as a blend of superb technical proficiency and lyrical romanticism seldom found in equal measure, especially in one so young."
"Petersburg Gazette" outlined Arseniy's music as "melodic and cantabile", "continuing the traditions of Russian school".
Arseniy has an exclusive contract with “Kompozitor” publisher house. Among recently published works are 24 Postludes (2018) and 3 Toccatas (2020).