Ruslan, Doctoral Candidate in Piano at University of Houston, graduated his first Master Degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy in Russia, where he studied with Stella Fedosseva. His second Master Degree and the Postgraduate education he completed at Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, respectively, where Ruslan studied with Klaus Sticken, Thomas Kreuzberger and Evgueni Sinaiski. At Baylor University, he studied composition with Scott McAllister and piano performance with Krassimira Jordan.
Ruslan’s repertoire includes the most complicated pieces of the piano literature such as Sonata in B minor by Franz Liszt, Overture to “Tannhäuser” by Richard Wagner – Franz Liszt, Variations on a Theme of Corelli opus 42 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach – Ferrucio Busoni, Twelve Etudes opus 10 and Four Ballades by Frederic Chopin and etc.
Ruslan active participated in master classes with prominent pianists around the world: professor of Indiana University, Tanya Gabrielian; professor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Dinguan Chang; professor of National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov,“ Ilia Chernaev; professor of Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, Luca Monti; professor of Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, Rolland Batik; professor of Kazan State Conservatory, Irina. Dubinina; professor of Kazan State Conservatory, Elfiya Burnasheva; professor of Moscow State Conservatory, Irina Osipova; professor of Moscow State Conservatory, Stanislav Igolinsky,
As a soloist, Ruslan participated in projects of Johannes Wildner, who was the Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra in London; Georg, Mark, who was the first guest conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow; and Sergei Imashbaev, who is the principle conductor of the State Philharmonic Orchestra in Petropavlosk. During these projects Ruslan performed Second Piano Concerto in G major opus 44 by Petr Tchaikovsky, Second Piano Concerto in C minor opus 18 by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Concerto in D minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Ruslan’s own compositions include pieces for piano solo, symphonic orchestra, chamber quartet and brass band. In 2019, he composed The Twelve Children’s pieces for the piano solo.
Ruslan worked as a teaching assistant in piano, collaborative piano and music theory at Baylor University in United States of America, Kazan State Conservatory in Russia and Music College in Kazakhstan. Nowadays, Ruslan has position of teaching assistant at Moores School of Music, where he studies with Tali Morgulis. Mr. Ruslan is thrilled to join the faculty of Allegro Pearland Academy of Music!