cello meets bandoneon

Introducing a truly international collaboration between leading Latvian cellist Ruslan Vilensky and the Copenhagen-based Italian bandoneon player, Paolo Russo. The program includes mostly original compositions by Paolo Russo as well as a few Astor Piazzolla's tunes, especially arranged for this unique ensemble. 

"The passionate bandoneon and the elegant cello, it would appear, have little in common. But not when the international duet of Paolo Russo and Ruslan Vilensky take to the stage. Both are virtuosis of their instruments, both are extraordinarily charismatic and creative, both of their concert schedules extend across the whole world, and both of them believe that music cannot have any borders. So come ready for an energetic dialogue between the bandonia and the cello, which won’t be short of Italian temperament, Argentinian melancholy and subdued Northern beauty."  CHRISTOPHER SUMMER FESTIVAL 2014 

"Russo-Vilensky DUO" is now available for booking dates for venues and festivals for 2014 and 2015.


Video trailer from our last concert during the tour in Latvia with string ensemble: 

Anna Barseghyan - violin; Katrīna Rosuščana - violin; Elina Andrianova - viola;                        Andris Veinbergs - contrabass



DUO Russo & Vilensky at:


Forthcoming events:

Monday, Aug 29 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM