Le Dimore del Quartetto


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Alessandro Ruisi, violin
Oliver Cave, violin
Luba Tunnicliffe, viola
Max Ruisi, cello

Celebrated for their deeply engaging performances of early repertoire alongside championing progressive new music, the critically-acclaimed Ruisi Quartet has established a reputation as a charismatic and expressive young ensemble.
Winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Young String Players, the quartet is emerging as a leading-light in a new generation of British string quartets. Dedicating equal commitment to both the established classical cannon and progressive new works, the group present insightful and unique programme curation alongside the fine, expressive playing the quartet have become synonymous with.

Founded in 2013 by British/Sicilian brothers Alessandro and Max, the quartet perform regularly at leading venues throughout the UK & Europe and were winners of the Kirckman Concert Society Artists award in 2019, as well as being recipients of 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 have garnered high-praise for their historically-informed performances of Purcell and Haydn, as well as championing new commissions from leading composers. Based in London, the group regularly perform at leading venues, with an upcoming recital at the Wigmore Hall in Autumn 2021, 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 (working with cellist/conductor David Watkin), and for the IMS Prussia Cove masterclasses with Thomas Adés. They also attended the 2015 IMS Prussia Cove Masterclasses, where they worked 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 whilst also receiving masterclasses from eminent chamber musicians, including Gábor Takács, Anthony Marwood and Levon Chilingirian. Most recently, the group have been working closely with Krzysztof Chorzelski, violist of the Belcea Quartet, as part of their prestigious scheme for young quartets. 

Recent highlights have included an evening recital at Wigmore Hall, live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and a debut in Moscow at the invitation of the British Council.  The group look has been  in residence at the Clun Valley Chamber Music Festival in summer 2021  (performing all Beethoven Razumosky quartets), and it has being invited to collaborate alongside famed British soprano Mary Bevan on an upcoming new record of French music for voice and string quartet.

They have also commissioned two new works from British composer Oliver Leith (Composer in Residence, Royal Opera House), due to be premiered at the Wigmore Hall in late 2021.