Maxim Rysanov

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Maxim Rysanov is a Ukrainian violist.
Rysanov was born in Kramatorsk, and studied at the Central Special Music School in Moscow and later at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 2000 he won the Gold Medal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Rysanov won the Gramophone Award as Young Artist of the Year in 2008 and was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2007 to 2009. He is also a laureate of the Geneva, Lionel Tertis, and Valentino Bucchi competitions.
As a soloist, Rysanov has worked with orchestras and conductors world-wide.
Rysanov performed his own transcription of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, at the last night of the BBC Proms in 2010.
Rysanov has recorded and released many albums of music featuring the viola. His first three releases all gained a Gramophone Editor's Choice award. His recording with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Muhai Tang on BIS Records was declared Editors Choice of the month in The Strad and received a 5-star review in the Daily Telegraph.
Three CDs of Beethoven and Brahms on the Onyx label, including some transcription for the viola, with Kristina Blaumane and Jacob Katsnelson, have received positive review.