Maxim Rysanov


Katalin Kokas about Maxim Rysanov:

“They already knew each other with Barnabás when I met him for the first time in Kaposvár, back in the day. There stood in front of me this really “cool,” unattainable, big-shot star musician wearing sunglasses. Then this magical violist was collecting firewood for everybody and he was making bonfire along the coast of Lake Deseda. He has a huge soul, full of the spacious romanticism of the Russian steppe, but still plays with impressive composure even in the most passionate moments. His motto is – nomen est omen – maximalism. Not only as a viola player but also as a teacher and a conductor. Zoltán Kocsis wanted to record Bartók’s Viola Concerto with him for the Bartók New Series complete edition. He works on the musical pieces with mind-blowing meticulousness and fanaticism, step by step, and he has the same attitude towards everything he comes into contact with. He has a collection of chin rests for his instruments, up to 60 pieces: 57 don’t completely suit him, 3 are OK. He doesn’t rest until he finds the one, and amazingly, he has already found it in his personal life: my sister. I am not unbiased about him, because he is part of my family.” uses cookies for analysis and displaying personalized content and ads. By browsing our site you accept the use of cookies. Read more