Ruslan Sirota is a Grammy award winning pianist, composer and producer. Ruslan has been touring, performing and recording with major artists, such as Stanley Clarke, Black Eyed Peas, the Alicia Keys, Seal, Josh Groban, Ne-Yo, Chick Corea, George Duke, Kamasi Washington and countless others.
Intro: The episode opens with an article about Ruslan Sirota and his musical journey written by Adam Renn Olenn called “Finding a Balance”
3:04 Ruslan shares what it’s like to share the stage with the Dalai Lama.
10:46 Ruslan discusses finding his calling and the life of travel
17:25 Ruslan shares his early life during Chernobyl & the Gulf War. He goes in depth about the conditions of the Soviet Union and how his family had to escape. Upon reaching Israel, they were greeted with the Gulf War.
25:00 The melting pot culture of Israel and how it is to live there
27:28 Ruslan shares what it’s like to travel as Musician and the first time he was on a major tour
33:12 Ruslan shares his mishap on his first tour.
35:14 Ruslan shares his favorite spots in the world, some food experiences and more
1:10 Ruslan’s current plans during Covid
1:14 Ruslan’s advice to his younger self