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Photo: Alexey Bocok

Photo: Alexey Bocok

RUSLAN VILENSKY IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS LATVIAN MUSICIANS OF HIS GENERATION. IN HIS CAREER HE HAD ALWAYS BEEN FUELED BY THE DESIRE OF BREAKING BOUNDARIES THROUGH NON-TRADITIONAL COLLABORATIONS SHOWING HIS VERSATILITY AND HIS CAPABILITY OF EXPLORING BEYOND LIMITS TO CREATE SOMETHING COMPLETELY NEW, IN A WAY OF GENERATING NEW EXCHANGING POSSIBILITIES AND SHARING IT WITH HIS AUDIENCE.        HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD WHEN HE MADE HIS DEBUT WITH LATVIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. DISCOVERED BY THE LEGENDARY CELLIST MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH, HE WAS THE PUPIL OF A WORLD RENOWNED PROFESSOR DAVID GERINGAS AND LATVIAN BORN CELLIST ELEONORA TESTELEC. 
HE HAS BECOME A SOUGHT-AFTER SOLOIST AND CHAMBER MUSICIAN AND HAS BEEN INVITED TO PERFORM AT THE WORLD’S MOST PROMINENT VENUES SUCH AS THE CONCERTGEBOUW IN AMSTERDAM,  KONZERTHAUS BERLIN, BERLINER PHILHARMONIE, SUNTORY HALL TOKYO, ALTE OPER FRANKFURT, THEATER DILIGENTIA DEN HAAG, BERWALDHALLEN STOCKHOLM, MARIINSKY HALL ST. PETERSBURG, JAZZHUS MONTMARTRE.  FROM 2007 UNTIL 2009 HE WAS A FELLOW OF THE ORCHESTRA ACADEMY OF THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIC. AFTER RECEIVING AN INVITATION FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST CONDUCTORS MAESTRO VALERY GERGIEV IN OCTOBER 2009 HE WAS A PRINCIPAL GUEST CELLIST AT THE MARIINSKY THEATRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA UNTIL 2012.
AMONG HIS MUSICAL PARTNERS ARE WORLDWIDE ACCLAIMED ARTISTS SUCH AS PABLO ZIEGLER, FAUSTO BECCALOSSI (AL DI MEOLA GROUP), DAVID GERINGAS, LELO NIKA, DIEGO FIGUEIREDO, PAOLO RUSSO, THOMMY ANDERSSON, SILVIA MARKOVICI, KSENIJA SIDOROVA, HARTHMUT ROHDE, PAUL RIVINIUS, ULF HOELSCHER, PAUL ROZENTHAL, VINETA SAREIKA (ARTEMIS QUARTET), ISABEL CHARISIUS AND MANY OTHERS. HE ALSO COLLABORATED WITH EARLY MUSIC EXPERTS REINHARD GOEBELS AND GIOVANNI ANTONINI (IL GIARDINO ARMONICO) PERFORMING BACH AND HAENDEL. 
BESIDES HIS ACTIVITIES IN THE CLASSICAL MUSIC, RUSLAN VILENSKY HAS CREATED AND PRODUCED PROJECTS SUCH AS "PABLO ZIEGLER MEETS RUSLAN VILENSKY" WITH GRAMMY AWARD WINNING NUEVO TANGO LEGEND PABLO ZIEGLER, "ITALIAN NIGHT" WITH ONE OF THE WORLD'S FINEST ACCORDION PLAYERS FAUSTO BECCALOSSI (AL DI MEOLA GROUP), "DUO SINESI & VILENSKY" WITH LATIN-GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARGENTINIAN GUITARIST QUIQUE SINESI.
RUSLAN VILENSKY IS PLAYING AN ITALIAN CELLO MADE IN 18TH CENTURY.