Ruslan is a media composer, pianist and an experienced music performer.

Ruslan Perezhilo composer pianist
Ruslan Perezhilo is a professional musician (specialized music school and music academy/conservatory), a cinematic and electroacoustic music composer, pianist, digital audio professional. Presently his focus is on film music and visual media music fields. In 2017 Ruslan gained recognition at two international film music competitions. Professional jury at the Oticons Faculty noted his aptitude to create clear and compelling drama, ability to hold listeners attention, artistic courage and invention. And last summer Ruslan became the I Prize Winner at the Transatlantyk Film Music Competition.

He studied music from early childhood in the school for musically gifted kids. A classically trained pianist, several piano competitions laureate, experienced stage performer. As a concert pianist he performed in Germany, France, Netherlands, Japan, the United States and other countries. He began working with digital audio around 1999 and since then constantly learned new production tools and techniques, expanding his musical universe. His style brings together classical music traditions, modern hybrid soundtrack and electronic music influences.

Education: 20+ Years, Master’s Degree in Music
Digital Audio Experience: 18+ Years
Creative Fields: Film & Games, Music for Media, Symphonic and Electronic Music Production
Main Genres: Orchestral Soundtrack, Hybrid Cinematic, Piano, Downtempo and Ambient, Experimental Electronic

As a solo producer Ruslan writes and performs crossover electroacoustic music. Leading role of the piano suggests something neoclassical or jazz oriented, deeply melodic and thoughtfully structured. Electronic and acoustic instruments merge together, percussion may vary from electronic music standard kit of kick and snare to ambient sounds, clicks, glitches and subtle noises. Musical storytelling and emotional communication is at the centre of it all.
Oticons 2017 Finalist

In recent years Ruslan was expanding his abilities by learning more about the art of orchestration and immensely enjoying the process of writing for motion pictures. Detailed and expressive orchestral instrumentation is trickling into both solo records and visual media works.

Ruslan’s music was licensed by Zynga,
Outfit7, Groupon, Rolls-Royce Munich, Gardaland, Neue Z├╝rcher Zeitung, various TV channels, media companies, video producers and artists around the world.

Originally from Riga, Latvia, Ruslan belongs to the new generation of European media composers keen on the multinational and multicultural collaborations. Was a resident of Helsinki, Finland for 5 long dark winters and 4 short wonderful summers. Currently living in Trieste, Italy in vicinity of Slovenian and Croatians borders.

Recent collaborations include a prize-winning entry to the 2018 Summer Edition of ZFF72 short film challenge (part of the Zurich Film Festival) together with film makers team from Switzerland. Ruslan is working on a documentary in Trieste area, drama/thriller with a team based in New York, and an indie game with Latvian developers.

Latest Filmography

Burdie [USA] (animation)

Endless Summer [SWITZERLAND] (Zurich Film Festival’s ZFF72 Summer Edition Winner)

The Patient [UK]


Blue Bunny [SLOVENIA]

Rudhiram [INDIA/USA]

Services and Creative Collaborations

Film and animation soundtrack, music for games, commercials and other media, trailer scoring, advanced audio editing, mixed collages, musical sound design and other production.

I am most interested in creative collaborations in films and games. Students and non-profit organizations are welcome to contact me as well.


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