2015 RPS Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize winner
Alessandro Ruisi (violin), Guy Button (violin), Asher Zaccardelli (viola), Max Ruisi (cello)
Formed in 2012, the Ruisi Quartet has quickly established a reputation as an exciting, expressive ensemble. In 2013, the quratet was selected for the Chamber Studio mentorship programme at King's Place where thet were mentored by Simon Rowland-Jones. They have received masterclasses from Anthony Marwood, Levon Chilingirian, Pavel Fischer, James Boyd and Peter Cropper and this year won a place at the IMS Prussia Cove masterclasses where they worked with Ferenc Rados and Rita Wagner. In July the quartet takes up a study residency on the Isle of Coll supported by the Tunnell Trust.
Increasingly in demand as recitalists throughout the UK, recent highlights have included performing at the Tippett Anniversary celebrations at Wigmore Hall, concerts in the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room and Brighton Dome, and a live stream of Steve Reich's Different Trains from the Britten Theatre in the RCM.
Joseph Straker, double bassist studying at the Guildhall School: likes classical, jazz and salsa and the RPS Sir John Barbirolli Foundation which helped buy his new bass.
DID YOU KNOW?
During World War 2, when the BBCSO was evacuated to Bristol, the RPS stepped in to ensure that the 1940 Proms season would go ahead.