Maxim Rysanov, one of the world?s best viola players, to perform at the Institut Fran

As part of its Classical Tuesdays series, the Institut Français is  delighted to welcome MaximRysanov and Ashley Wass on Tuesday 6  December for a viola and piano recital.

Originally from Ukraine, Maxim Rysanov has established himself as one of the world’s best viola players. Regularly performing with major international orchestras, he is also a keen chamber musician.

Ashley Wass has given recitals at most of Britain’s major venues and    has performed in the BBC Proms since 2008. He has toured the USA and    Europe, both for concerto performances and chamber music.

The two chamber partners will perform pieces from the French repertoire as well as Bach’s Suite No. 2.


Bach Suite No. 2
Fauré Romance Op. 29 (arr. Rysanov)
Fauré Pavane (arr. Duesser)
Debussy Clair de lune (arr. Borisovsky)
Fauré Elégie Op. 24 (arr. Rysanov)
Dubugnon Incantatio
Fauré Après un rêve (arr. Howat)
Dubugnon Lied
Debussy La Fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. Borisovsky)
Ravel Pavane (arr. Borisovsky)

 Maxim Rysanov 
Laureate of numerous international prizes, Maxim Rysanov regularly  performs with major international orchestras such as Philharmonia, Malaysian Philharmonic, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, European    Union Youth Orchestra, NDR Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National    Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, etc. Maxim    is a keen chamber musician who performs in some famous festivals and    venues such as Vinterfest, Cheltenham Festival, Wigmore Hall and BBC    Proms. His chamber partners include Leif Ove Andsnes, Augustin    Dumay, Janine Jansen, Gidon Kremer, Viktoria Mullova, Maxim    Vengerov, Denis Matsuev and Ashley Wass. His enthusiasm for new music has generated collaborations with composers such as Dobrinka    Tabakova, Artyom Vassiliev, Elena Langer and Richard Dubugnon, which    have extended the viola repertoire. His three solo CDs burst onto    the recording scene with a Gramophone Editor’s Choice award.    He plays a Giuseppe Guadagnini viola (1780).

Tue 6 Dec | 8.00pm | £15, conc. £12, students £8 | early reservation recommended

Venue: Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 2DT
T. 020 7871 3515 – www.institut-francais.org.uk