Maxim Rysanov named Associate Artist

The Yehudi Menuhin School is delighted to announce the appointment of Maxim Rysanov as its first Associate Artist.

This newly created role will see Maxim visit the school several times a year, working with the pupils in a variety of guises, including masterclasses, chamber music coaching and as a guest conductor of the Senior Orchestra.

The School’s Director of Music, Ashley Wass, said “I have known and worked with Max for many years and am thrilled that he is entering into this partnership with YMS. He is a wonderful violist and an extraordinary musician, and the diversity of his career sets a great example to our students. I’ve no doubt that he will prove to be a huge source of inspiration to them, creating memories and experiences which will help to shape their musical lives.”

Maxim Rysanov said: “I am really looking forward to working with the young musicians of The Yehudi Menuhin School. Through specialised education, those children selected to be pupils are destined to become the powerful musical forces of their generation, and the prospect of supporting their musical development is incredibly exciting.”

Maxim’s first visits to YMS in his new role will showcase his versatility as an artist; he will give a masterclass to student violists and chamber groups on 18 June and return to conduct and appear as soloist with the Senior Orchestra in the final concert of the School’s Summer Festival on 8 July.

Full details of that event can be found here.

16 Jun 2022