Grammy-nominated Ukrainian-British violist and conductor Maxim Rysanov has established himself as one of the world’s most vibrant and charismatic musicians. As a violist, he is mainly known as a frequent guest on international music stages, such as the BBC Last Night of the Proms and the festivals in Edinburgh, Salzburg and Verbier, and he has appeared as a soloist with a wide range of the world’s leading orchestras. Parallel to his work as a violist, he has a busy career as a conductor, and often combines the two roles as a conductor from the soloist podium. His enthusiasm for new music has generated many exciting collaborations and expanded the viola repertoire. This includes world premieres by Dobrinka Tabakova, Pēteris Vasks and others.