Ruisi Quartet

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Classical

Location: London

Website: ruisiquartet.com

Winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Young British String Players, the critically- acclaimed Ruisi Quartet has established a reputation as a charismatic and expressive young ensemble that is emerging as one of the leading British string quartets of its generation. Founded by brothers Alessandro and Max, the quartet perform regularly throughout the UK and Europe and were winners of the Kirckman Concert Society Artists award for 2018/19, as well as being one of only ten quartets internationally to be awarded a Career Development Award from the Banff International String Quartet Competition 2019.

Known for their commitment and conviction performing a broad range of music, the quartet’s repertoire spans historically-informed Purcell and Haydn to important new commissions from leading composers. Based in London, the group regularly perform at leading venues, recently including a full debut at the Wigmore Hall in 2019, plus engagements throughout Europe and beyond.

Dedicated to continually exploring and developing, the group have studied with a wide-range of leading musicians. In 2018, they were selected for an Aldeburgh Chamber Music Residency and for the IMS Prussia Cove masterclasses with Thomas Adés. They also attended the 2015 IMS Masterclasses, working with Ferenc Rados and Rita Wagner. In their formative years, the group completed the Artist Diploma in Chamber Music course at the Royal College of Music, allowing the quartet to work closely with Simon Rowland-Jones. More recently the quartet have studied with Krzysztof Chorzelski, violist of the Belcea Quartet.

Recent highlights have included live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and a debut in Moscow at the invitation of the British Council. The group look forward to making their Italian debut this year, performing at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, courtesy of Le Dimore del Quartetto. They have also commissioned a new work from British composer Oliver Leith (Composer in Residence ROH).

Help Musicians have provided us with crucial financial support in order to record our debut album.

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