Roberto Ruisi

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Violin

Location: Royal College of Music

Roberto is a 21-year-old British violinist studying at the Royal College of Music with Professor Ani Schnarch. In his formative years, he was appointed Leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, a position he held for an unprecedented three years, and has gone on to feature as guest Concertmaster of both L'Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in Dublin. As a soloist, Roberto won 1st Prize in the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists competition in 2014, as well as reaching the BBC Young Musician Strings final that year. More recently, Roberto was generously loaned a Stradivarius between 2014-2017, and as an RCM Foundation Scholar has received tutoring from the likes of Pinchas Zukerman and Maxim Vengerov. In June, Roberto will perform as a soloist with the RCM Symphony Orchestra, and will begin his Postgraduate degree in September, with a full scholarship.