Rusanda Panfili was born 1988 in Chisinau, Moldova. She started her violin studies in Romania at the “George Enescu” music school in Bucharest, and at the age of 11 she became one of the youngest students at the Conservatory of music and art in Vienna. In 2015, she graduated her “Master of Arts” studies with excellence at the Music University in Vienna.
She won her first international competition in Italy at the age of 10 and under the guidance from her violin professor Alexander Arenkow, Rusanda earned numerous international prizes such as “R. Lipizer” in Italy, “L.Spohr” in Germany and the “Herbert von Karajan” and “Yamaha” scholarships in Austria.
She performs as a soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Weimarer Stadtskapelle, Santo Domingo Philharmonic, among many others. Collaborating with great musicians, composers and conductors such as Aleksey Igudesman, Hans Zimmer, Horia Andreescu, Ghenadie Ciobanu, Christos Hatzis, Hyung-Ki Joo, Erwin Schrott and Vadim Repin, she is involved in numerous extraordinary projects.
In “Fasten Seatbelts” and “The League of X-Traordinary Musicians”, she uses acting, dancing, acrobatic and choreography skills, besides her violin and viola playing. In “SCURDIA” and “Rojo Tango” she also sings and plays many styles of music. In her own, fresh project “Rusanda Panfili & Friends” she performs ethno-inspired classical and contemporary music. Rusanda often designs her stage outfits herself.