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“Ukrainian-born violist Maxim Rysanov was the fiercely committed soloist in the concerto, giving a performance of fearsome focus and intensity from untold sorrow through fury to – well, perhaps resignation, perhaps transcendence. He’s a breathtakingly perceptive, charismatic player, taking the audience with him on every note of his turbulent journey.” 

­–Scotsman (5 stars), 2017

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“Superb player Maxim Rysanov gave the Scottish premiere performances of ... Latvian composer Peteris Vasks. The Ukrainian musician has been garlanded by awards and has a bowing technique is captivatingly graceful to watch as well as listen to.”

–Herald Scotland, 2017

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“Agile, expressive and with a mastery of line and dynamics, Rysanov is a prince among viola players, and this is one of his finest albums to date.”

–Gramophone (Rob Cowan) (CD review of "In Schubert's Company"), 2017

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“I fell in love with the incredibly beautiful sound of his instrument. In his playing I could feel an uncommonly high emotional tension.”

–Pēteris Vasks (composer), 2016

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“In his solos, Rysanov showed great musical challenges playing extended cadenzas… I really enjoyed the Slavic passion and dramatic pauses in his solos that provided a certain atmosphere. After the fast finale, full of almost non-stop polyphony for the viola, both Rysanov and Joost were embraced by the audience.”

–Bachtrack (Par Olli Lehtonen), 2016

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“Maxim Rysanov is the kind of musician who can do the musical equivalent of reading from the phone book and making it exciting.”

–American Record Guide (Joseph Magil), 2015

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“Words to describe Rysanov's passionate and penetrating performances don't come easily. He is, of course, the main character on stage in all four works on the program, but Sitkovetsky astonishes with his dazzling playing in the duos(..)” 

–Fanfare (Jerry Dubins), 2015

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“Maxim Ryasnov's seductive viola in late works by Martinu would grace any sensible Want List.” 

–Fanfare (Phillip Scott), 2015

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“Maxim Rysanov's radiant viola playing catches the Bohemian spirit that runs through his Martinu programme.”

–The Gramophone (Adrian Edwards), 2015

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

–BBC Music Magazine (David Nice), 2015

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“[Maxim Rysanov's] performances here are totally convincing and demonstrate both enthusiasm for and understanding of Marinu's musical language. (..) What a pleasure all around.” 

–MusicWeb International (Brian Reinhart), 2015

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“Martinu’s viola works majestically performed by Rysanov.”

–The Strad (The Strad recommends...) (Carlos Maria Solare), 2015

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“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.”

–The Arts Desk (Graham Rickson), 2015

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“[Rysanov's] musicianship is gloriously impeccable throughout.”

–MusicWeb International (Dominy Clements), 2015

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“Give to this excellent players, with the likes of Maxim Rysanov, who, with a vast range of repertoire, can play Johannes Brahms just as well as John Tavener.”

–Crescendo (Jean-Baptiste Baronian), 2015

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“Maxim Rysanov and his partners give absolutely gripping performances of [Maritinu's] works.”

–Pizzicato (Remy Franck), 2015

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"Only the Barbican's arid acoustic stops Norman Lebrecht awarding this disc of Martinu's viola music a rare fifth star, so fresh and contemporary are these performances by Maxim Rysanov."

–Sinfini Music (Album of the Week) (Norman Lebrecht), 2015

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