The Ruisi Quartet, winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Young British String Players, brought a programme to Moscow combining Beethoven’s “Harp” Quartet no 10 in E-flat major opus 74 and Mendelssohn’s Quartet no 2 in A minor opus 13, with works by English Baroque composer Henry Purcell and the world premiere of a new work by contemporary British composer John Woolrich.
The Ruisi Quartet have established themselves as a charismatic and expressive young ensemble, one of the leading British string quartets of their generation. Founded in 2013 by brothers Alessandro and Max Ruisi, the quartet regularly performs at prestigious venues in the
UK and Europe. In 2016, the quartet was awarded the Tunnell Trust Youth Prize and undertook a residency at the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival.