Graduated from the Moscow Central Music School and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Nicolai Sachenko studied with Zoya Makhtina, Sergei Kravchenko, Vladimir Ivanov and Alexander Bonduriansky.
He has won prizes at several international competitions, including the International Leopold Mozart Competition in Augsburg in 1995 and the Golden Medal of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998.
Nikolai Sachenko is 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, 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.