Meet the Ruisi Quartet

In just six weeks time Bath Recitals 2017 launches its 2017 season with a concert by this astounding young String Quartet who have quickly established a reputation as one of the leading British quartets of its generation…

A terrific 2017 season opener from these Royal Philharmonic Society award winners for Young British String Players along with a host of other top international prizes.

Founded in 2012 by brothers Alessandro (violin) and Max (cello), the Ruisi Quartet perform throughout the UK and Europe on a specially made set of matching instruments by Harris & Sheldon of London.

Meet the four players of the Ruisi Quartet in this film which follows them to the English countryside during the recording of quartets by Mendelssohn and Haydn.

Alessandro Ruisi
Violin I

Alessandro is quickly gaining an outstanding reputation as a soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared at many major festivals and concert venues across the UK, Europe and the USA, and has recorded several live BBC Radio 3 broadcasts.

Alessandro is also co-leader of the European Union Chamber Orchestra and the 12 Ensemble and regularly performs with the Philharmonia Orchestra. He appeared at the 2014 BBC Proms with the Endymion ensemble. 

Guy Button - Violin II

Guy Button
Violin II

Following studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Robinson College, Cambridge, Guy has appeared as chamber musician and soloist at the Wigmore Hall,  St. Johns’ Smith Square and many other high profile venues internationally.

Alongside performing in the quartet, Guy appears regularly with the London Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra, The 12.

Asher Zaccardelli - Viola

Asher Zaccardelli – Viola

Asher Zaccardelli

Asher studied at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh before going on to the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Garfield Jackson.  Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, Asher has worked with various orchestras around the UK as a freelance violist.

Recent engagements have been with the English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Aurora Chamber Orchestra, the 12ensemble (Principal Viola) and the Scottish Ballet Orchestra (Principal Viola). 

Max Ruisi - cello

Max Ruisi

Max has performed in leading concert halls throughout Europe. Recent engagements have included performances at The Wigmore Hall, Paris Philharmonie, King’s Place, Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms) and La Mortella (Italy), and BBC Radio 3 broadcasts.

Max is also Artistic Director & principal cellist of The 12 ensemble, London’s un-conducted string orchestra and has performed with the Aurora Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra (Principal), the London Contemporary Orchestra and the LCO Soloists.

About the concert

Old Theatre Royal
Old Orchard Street, Bath BA1 1JU
March 25 @ 7:30 pm

This performance in Bath presents music from two of the great classical quartet masters, Haydn and Mozart, through the ravishing sound world of Ravel to the fascinating Tolstoy and Beethoven inspired ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ by Janáček.

Mozart String Quartet No.19 in C major, K.465
Janáček String Quartet No.1, ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 9 No 4
Ravel String Quartet in F major

With kind support from the Richard Carne Trust

SPECIAL OFFER: Quote BR2017 when you book online for all 7 concerts for the price of 6 by 25 March for just £90. That’s a saving of £15!