Musician


Classical (solo viola and chamber music)
Besides performing as a solo violist in classical music throughout the country, I am also active as a chamber musician in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Poland and the USA. For the Dutch Chamber Orchestra, I am employed as a deputy concertmaster.
With the master violinist Vadim Brodsky I am forming a string duo. Until present, we perform quite a lot of classical music mainly in Poland, Italy and Latvia. In these countries, I am also still connected as a teacher of several master classes.




Classic (coach of singers in Russian repertoire)
In the 70's I had, next to the conservatory training as a performing musician, also a four-year university degree for Russian literature and rhetoric.
What was so special and rare about this training was the fact that I've worked a lot with Russian singers (which mastered the language perfectly) about nuances, phrasing and accents that were combined with musical material, as an important part of the art of singing. The combination of my literary education and my musical talents made my profession very unique in the world of singing.
For years I have worked as a coach of famous Russian singers in various Russian opera houses.


Jazz (solo and bands)
A while ago I formed the "Rusanovsky Jazz Quartet", with whom I performed in halls such as Paradiso and Panama. Often I have played with the famous guitar duo Reinier Voet and Jan Bouman.
Already more than 15 years ago, I have been involved in the jazz world as an improvisor on the viola in the traditional jazz style of the 30s. As the first Dutchman I played in the famous club "Blue Note" in New York, with fellow musicians like Chick Corea and Toots Thielemans. In regular times, I also teach jazz students in California.