2015.8.2 (2015 GMMFS)
Alpensia Concert Hall, PyeongChang, Korea
Schumann Märchenerzählungen, op. 132
Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell
Lebhaft und sehr markiert (3:12)
Ruhiges Tempo, mit zartem Ausdruck (6:22)
Lebhaft, sehr markiert (10:57)
Jerry Chae - clarinet
Maxim Rysanov - viola
Da Sol Kim - piano
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Ukrainian-British violist and conductor Maxim Rysanov has established himself as one of the worlds most vibrant and charismatic musicians. He is principally known for his performances as a violist, guest of the crème of international music scene such as BBC Last Night of the Proms, Verbier, Great Mountain, Tran Siberian and Edinburgh Festival, Salzburg Festival among others. After having completed a conducting fellowship at The GSMD he started to combine his viola performance with a career as a conductor.
Conducting engagements include the Spanish Radio Orchestra, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Riga Sinfonietta, London Mozart Players, Baltic Neopolis, Scottish Ensemble, Russian National Orchestra, and Moscow Musica Viva, Kiev Soloists, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Georgian National Symphony Orchestra, Częstochowa Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Chaarts, Detmold Chamber Orchestra, Dala Sinfonietta, Southbank Sinfonia, Danubia Symphony as well as conducting at festivals in Dubrovnik, Utrecht, Boswil , Surrey Hills, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and the finale of the Beijing Viola Festival, Plovdiv Philharmonic, Sofia Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Sofia Philharmonic, Royal College of Music String Orchestra, Lviv Philharmonic, Detmold Chamber Orchestra, Lepaje Symphony Orchestra and the Pforzheim Stadtsorchester.
As a conductor Maxim worked with such soloists as Mischa Maisky, Nicola Benedetti, Vilde Frang, Janine Jansen, Boris Brovtsyn, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Sergei Krylov, Susanna Yoko Henkel, Kristina Blaumane, Ashley Wass, Benjamin Yusupov, Leonard Elschenbroich, Dora Kokas and Kelemen Quartet among others. Maxim featured as both conductor and soloist on the debut disc of composer Dobrinka Tabakova (ECM) in 2013 - a disc that reached number 2 in the UK classical charts and was shortlisted for a Grammy Award.
Maxim has long been recognised 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 is a keen promoter of new music. Recently he conducted the Russian premier of the Piano Concerto by Benjamin Yusupov. His enthusiasm for new music has generated collaborations, which have extended the viola repertoire. This includes world premieres by Dobrinka Tabakova, Richard Dubugnon and Sergei Akhunov. Other composers with whom Maxim has developed a close working relationship include Benjamin Yusupov, Leonid Desyatnikov, Giya Kancheli, Artyom Vassiliev and Elena Langer. In 2014 Maxim presented the Penderecki's double concerto in a Russian premiere. In 2016 he premieres a new viola concerto by Peteris Vasks that was co-commissioned by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Vale of Glamorgan Festival and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. Further performances include Turku Philharmonic, Riga Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Wurttemburgisches Kammerorchester Heilbron and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra.
Maxim's commercial CD have continually gained awards including Gramophone Editor's Choice and ECHO, ICMA, Gramophone and Grammy nominations as well as reaching the top of the iTunes charts in the USA. His recent recording of the Martinu Rhapsody – Concerto was shortlisted for the Gramophone Award.
He is delighted to have a Giuseppe Guadagnini viola (1780) on extended loan from the Elise Mathilde Foundation.