Highlights of previous seasons included appearances with Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin playing Shostakovich Concerto Nr. 2, and Orchestra Sinfonietta Riga playing Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante. This season also sees him playing with Kaunas Symphony Orchestra and working as a Guest Principal Cellist with Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist he has performed with Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Armenian National Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Norddeutsche Philharmonie, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonietta Riga, Orquesta Sinfonica Freixenet, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Latvian Chamber Orchestra. Ruslan played in such concert halls as Concertgebouw hall in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Berliner Philharmonie, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Theater Diligentia Den Haag, Berwaldhallen in Stochholm, Mariinsky hall in St. Petersburg.
Ruslan Vilensky was a representative of the Republic of Latvia at the „Eurovision Young Musicians Competition” in Berlin. He is prizewinner of international competitions such as A. Khachaturyan, K. Davidov, D. Popper, Concertino Praga. He has been awarded with scholarships and bursaries from different international organizations: The Holland Music Sessions (Holland), Acanthes (France), Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now (Germany), Lions Club Frankfurt (Germany), Ernst Schering Foundation (Germany). Ruslan Vilensky is playing an Italian cello made in 18th century.