Originally from Diyarbekir in south-eastern Turkey, Ruşan Filiztek learned saz with his father before entering renowned music schools such Sakarya and Marmara University in Turkey. For several years, he traveled to the Middle East to deepen his knowledge of Kurdish, Turkish, Greek and Armenian / Aramaic music and singing.
Songs and melodies from Anatolia and Mesopotamia, Ruşan Filiztek likes to use the ancient name of these cradle regions of civilization which have forged so many cultures and musical forms. Rusan Filiztek is Kurdish from Diyarbakir but that is not enough to qualify him as an artist. For many years, he has forged many precious friendships with Turkish, Armenian and Greek musicians who have enabled him to enrich his repertoire. To this already generous program, the musician adds personal compositions.
Since 2015, Ruşan has moved to Paris and he's studying musicology at the University of Sorbonne. At the same time, he continued his career as a musician and was invited to a lot of festivals. Since 2016, he has participated in the European project of Jordi Savall, Orpheus XXI. From Jordi Savall to the Greek Solon Lekkas, this young virtuoso recomposes his Orient influences between jazz, baroque and traditional.
In 2019, Ruşan Filiztek received the Musiques d'Ici Award, a great french national award for world music.
He's working on his first solo album that will be released by Accords Croisés in 2021