Winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Young British String Players and YCAT Finalists in 2015, the Ruisi Quartet has quickly established a reputation as one of the leading British quartets of it’s generation, delivering performances that are “strikingly immediate, committed and direct” (Chichester Observer, 2014). Founded in 2012, the quartet perform regularly throughout the UK and Europe, including leading venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and King’s Place, and for 2014/15 were in residence at the Royal College of Music in London.
For the 2013/14 season the group were selected for the prestigious ‘ChamberStudio’ Mentorship programme at King’s Place, London. This allowed the quartet to work closely with mentor Simon Rowland-Jones, whilst also receiving masterclasses from some of the world’s most eminent chamber musicians. Most recently, the group have been lucky enough to work with Anthony Marwood, Levon Chilingirian, Pavel Fischer, James Boyd and Peter Cropper. In 2013 & 2014 the quartet were awarded prizes from the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Foundation, enabling them to study with the Maggini Quartet. They were also recently awarded a scholarship to attend the 2015 IMS Prussia Cove Masterclasses, where they had the great fortune to work with Ferenc Rados and Rita Wagner.
Recent highlights include performances at the Wigmore Hall and The Royal Albert Hall’s ‘Elgar Room’, as well as a sold-out appearance at the North Norfolk Music Festival. In September 2015 the quartet will embark on a twelve-day tour of Portugal and the Canary Islands with the Kirker Music Festival at Sea, and will be performing in Germany and Austria in October. The quartet also look forward to embarking on a Haydn Quartet series in central London this Autumn.