Sergei Tarasov was born in Moscow in 1971 into a family of musicians. From the age of six he began to attend a music school where his first teacher was M. Yershova. In 1981, he entered the Central Music School.
Professor L. Naumov, after meeting Tarasov, made an exception for him, for the first time admitting to his renowned class such a young pianist.
Two years later, Sergei gave a brilliant performance of Concerto by Grieg with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra under V. Dudarova. Later, together with the orchestra, he played piano concertos by Mozart, Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov.
1995, 2nd Prize, The Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Tel Aviv, Israel