Ukrainian violist Maxim Rysanov (b.1978).
Recognised as one of the world's finest and most charismatic viola players. He performs worldwide as a concerto soloist and chamber musician. Rysanov is a past recipient of both the Classic FM Gramophone Young Artist of the Year and the BBC New Generation award and a prizewinner of the Geneva International Music Compeition and the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. London is now his adopted home town.