Nicolas Arsenijevic

Nicolas Arsenijevic

Nicolas Arsenijevic is one of today's saxophonists who has best understood our era, which demands a universal culture from artists. Through his musical choices, he makes the ideal synthesis of all contemporary, classical or popular styles. His great instrumental virtuosity allows him to assimilate the most diverse genres with ease stupéfiante. His interpretations of my pieces are absolute references.”
Christian Lauba, composer

“Nicolas Arsenijevic is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant saxophonists of his generation. Very sensitive, he defends with as much talent as generosity extremely varied repertoires. I am very fier to have accompanied him in his artistic development.”
Jean-Charles Richard, saxophonist and composer

Nicolas Arsenijevic is one of the most talented saxophonists of his generation. He graduated from the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) in Claude Delangle's class in 2016. For several years, he has been paying his divided attention to contemporary creations, original as well as transcribed compositions, traditional music or even musical theatre.

A multiple prizewinner in numerous international competitions, such as the Gap European Saxophone Competition (France, 2008), the Nova Gorica International Saxophone Competition (Slovenia, 2011), the Chieri International Competition (Italy, 2011), the Flaine Academy (France, 2012), the Andorra SaxFest International Competition (2015), the prestigious Adolphe Sax International Competition (Dinant, Belgium, 2014), he regularly performs in Paris (Musée Jacquemart-André, Salle Cortot, Théâtre du Châtelet) and throughout Europe (The Netherlands, Scotland, Slovenia, Italy, Serbia, Montenegro) teaching a number of master classes on the spot as well.

A member of several chamber ensembles (Quatuor Laloy, the Saxback Ensemble, the Kosmopolitevitch Orkestar, The Oct'opus Ensemble), Nicolas Arsenijevic devotes part of his time to contemporary creation. His work with young composers at IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music) and CNSMDP (the Paris Conservatoire) has produced original compositions like Four Bodies in Search of An Author that was created in Paris in 2014.

Nicolas Arsenijevic is a Selmer Paris artist and has been a laureate of the Cziffra Foundation since 2013.

Nicolas Arsenijevic has just been appointed Professor of Saxophone at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP). He takes over from the great saxophonist and pedagogue, Claude Delangle.