British/Sicilian cellist Max Ruisi has emerged as a charismatic and expressive young artist with an international career built around his love of chamber music.
Cellist of the award-winning Ruisi Quartet alongside his violinist brother Alessandro, Max is also the founder & Artistic Director of The 12 ensemble, recognised as one of the UK's leading string orchestras. He has performed in major concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and Asia, and in 2017 recorded as a soloist for Decca Classics with Ola Gjeilo.
Recent highlights include appearing as a soloist at the Barbican (Sound Unbound Festival), appearing in a sextet alongside the Berlin Philharmonic's principal oboist Albrecht Mayer at the Reeperbahn Festival and performances at the Elbphilharmonie, Berlin Philharmonie and the Staatskapelle Dresden. Max also collaborates with a wide range of artists, regularly working closely with composer Max Richter and appearing on Radiohead's latest album 'A Moon Shaped Pool' (LCO).