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"Rysanov's golden song carries us through to another perfect peace."

Maxim Rysanov Plays Martinu, BIS: BIS2030

David Nice, BBC Music Magazine

Aug 2015


"Vivant. Touchant. Superbe."

Maxim Rysanov Plays Martinu, BIS: BIS2030

Nicolas Derny, Diapason

July 2015


"Martinu’s viola works majestically performed by Rysanov"

Maxim Rysanov Plays Martinu, BIS: BIS2030

The Strad

June 2015


"Maxim Rysanov's playing is outstanding – I've never heard a viola sing quite like this. If Rysanov's sotto voce statement of the hymn-like tune a few minutes before the close doesn't induce shivers, you've no heart."

Maxim Rysanov Plays Martinu, BIS: BIS2030

Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk

June 2015


“Transcendent notes from viola master Rysanov”

Recital, Melbourne Recital Centre

Martin Duffy, The Age Australia

June 2014


“Viola virtuoso gives the violin a run for its money in this masterful recital.”

Recital, Melbourne Recital Centre

Andrew Aronowicz, Limelight Magazine

19 June 2014


“Maxim Rysanov treated concertgoers to a superb demonstration of the viola’s richly expressive capabilities.”

Recital, Melbourne Recital Centre

Tony Way, Sinfini Music

June 2014


“There was an engaging conversation throughout, Bach’s counterpoint thoughtfully enunciated, while in the Andante Rysanov added more passion, a Romantic flavour tastefully applied and not misplaced.”

Recital, Wigmore Hall

Ben Hogwood, Classical Source

November 2013


“Great viola players are rare, Maxim Rysanov is unique.”

Recital, Manchester Chamber Concerts Society, RNCM Concert Hall

P.P.O. Kane, Jildy Sauce

Nov 2012


“Rysanov gave a most impressive performance that was filled with elegiac eloquence and lyricism.”

Recital, Hong Kong City Hall

Satoshi Kyo, Time Out Hong Kong

Sep 2012


"(..) the warmth of Rysanov's viola left you wondering why composers bother with the violin."

Recital, City of London Festival

Nick Kimberley, Evening Standard

July 2011


“Martinů's Rhapsody-Concerto was the understated soul of the concert, Rysanov effortlessly focused in subtle dialogues with a very restrained orchestra”

Martinu Rhapsody Concerto, Barbican Centre with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

David NiceFriday, The Arts Desk

November 2011


"Maxim Rysanov is a prince among violists."

Brahms Music for Viola, ONYX4033

April 2009







Maxim Rysanov, viola and conductor

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