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Tuesday 3 February 2015
New Artist in Residence: Maxim Rysanov
The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of international violist Maxim Rysanov as Artist in Residence.
This residency has been made possible by a donation from the Georg and Emily von Opel Foundation, and will comprise regular teaching visits for masterclasses, one-to-one teaching and chamber music coaching, as well as solo recitals and directing larger RCM string ensembles.
A Grammy-nominated Ukrainian-British violist and conductor, Maxim Rysanov has established himself as one of the world’s most vibrant and charismatic musicians, who has performed on world platforms including the BBC Last Night of the Proms, Edinburgh Festival and Salzburg Festival.
RCM Head of Strings Mark Messenger says 'I am thrilled that Maxim will be joining the Royal College of Music, further reinforcing the international reputation for quality and creativity that is associated with the RCM String Faculty and its team of world-class professors.'
The Royal College of Music is grateful to the Georg and Emily von Opel Foundation for their commitment to supporting the teaching of string instruments at the RCM. Donations from the Foundation also enable annual residencies for cellist Johannes Goritzki and violinist Alina Ibragimova, as well as supporting RCM Sparks Juniors, which offers intensive training for 40 local children who have demonstrated potential and would not otherwise be able to afford music tuition.