He studied viola under Maria Sitkovskaya in Moscow and John Flickman in London, and conducting with Alan Hazeldine in London.
Maxim’s first commercial solo album burst onto the recording scene with a Gramophone Editor’s Choice award; his next two releases gained the same accolade and a fourth reached the top of the iTunes charts in the USA. In the 2013/14 season his recording output is further extended with two releases on BIS: a disc of martinu viola repertoire in collaboration with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Katya Apekisheva, and the second volume of the Bach Solo Suites arranged for viola. Maxim also featured both as a soloist and conductor on the debut disc of composer Dobrinka Tabakova i 2013 – a disc which reached number 2 in the UK classical charts and has received a GRAMMY nomination. A further disc in the pipeline is an all Schumann dis con the BIS label.
His enthusiasm for new music has generated collaborations, which have extended the viola repertoire. This includes world premieres by Dobrinka Tabakova, Richard Dubugnon and Valentin Bibik. Other composers with whom Maxim has developed a close working relationship include Benjamin Yusopov, Leonid Desyatnikov, Giya Kancheli, Artyom Vassiliev and Elena Langer. Maxim is also a keen chamber musician, and have collaborated with musicians like Leif Ove Andsnes, Nicola Benedetti, Michael Collins, Alice Coote, Augustin Dumay, Martin Frost, Sol Gabetta, Janine Jansen and others.
Maxim has long been recognized by the international music scene and his list of prizes affirm that status. These include the Classic FM Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award and the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Award, as well as the Geneva, Lionel Tertis and Valentino Bucchi competitions.
Maxim has been artist-in-residence of the Great Mountain Festival in South Korea, where he performed the Mozart Sinfonie Concertante with Kyung Wha Chung. He continues as artist-in-residence at prestigious Miguel Delibes concert hall in Valladolid Spain (Schnittke Concerto with Lopez Cobos). Debuts this season include a German tour with the DSO Berlin and Tugan Sokhiev, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the Adelaine Symphony Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Perth. Furthermore, he’s conducting the Riga Sinfonietta, Detmold Chamber Orchestra, Oslo Camerata and the finale of the Beijing Viola Festival.
He is delighted to have a Guiseppe Guadagini viola (1780) on extended loan from the Elise Mathilde Foundation.
You can read more about Maxim Rysanov in his official site:
Maxim Rysanov performs as these tine@munch concerts:
Opening concert, Thursday June 12, 7:30 pm
"Strength", Friday June 13, 7 pm
Late Night Special, Friday June 13, 9:30 pm
"Water", Saturday June 14, 7:30 pm
TTHQ and guests, Saturday June 14, 10 pm