The quartet are delighted to be making their debut in Russia at a special concert series held at the Botanical Gardens of Moscow State University. As part of the programme, the quartet will be giving the world premiere of a new commission by British composer John Woolrich.
Purcell - Three Fantasias
Mendelssohn - String quartet in A minor
John Woolrich - New Commission
Beethoven - String Quartet Op.74 ‘The Harp’
The Ruisi Quartet is delighted to be one of only ten quartets worldwide selected for the Banff International String Quartet competition 2019.
The competition gives audiences an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at the thrill and heartbreak of a live chamber music competition as 10 of the world’s best young string quartets vie for over $300,000 in cash and prizes, including a Career Development Grant for all 7 quartets not advancing to finals, to support their emerging careers before a remarkably dedicated chamber music audience. The triennial competition is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions and is widely recognised among the top events of its kind.
The quartet have been selected to spend a week at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh on the prestigious Chamber Music Residency programme. They are delighted to be working with cellist/conductor David Watkin during their stay, concentrating on works by Haydn and Bartok.