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British violinist Roberto Ruisi has rapidly emerged as a versatile, charismatic and bold artist. 

 

Recent winner of both the Royal Over-Seas League String Prize and the Swiss Ambassador’s Award, and a recipient of the Tillett Debut Scheme, Roberto is already an established soloist. He made his full debut recital at Wigmore Hall in 2019 with award-winning pianist and duo partner, Sten Heinoja. They were commissioned for an album at the end of 2020. 

 

Recognised as a strong, demonstrative principal player, Roberto had already appeared as a guest concertmaster in multiple professional orchestras including L’Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra  by the age of 19. More recently, he has appeared in guest leading roles with Britten Sinfonia, Hallé Orchestra and Sinfonia Cymru. Roberto is also a core member of 12 Ensemble, who have developed a reputation as one of Europe's most exhilarating collectives.

 

Roberto is an avid chamber musician, performing internationally with the Alessio Piano Trio, including concerts in Washington, Beijing and London. He is also regularly invited to play at some of the most prestigious chamber music festivals in the UK and abroad. 

 

On completion of his studies at the Royal College of Music, Roberto was awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal. He was also generously loaned a Stradivarius between 2014-2017, and as a Foundation Scholar and subsequently an ABRSM Scholar at RCM, has received tutoring from the likes of Pinchas Zukerman and Maxim Vengerov, as well as performing as a soloist with the RCM Symphony Orchestra. Roberto plays on a Guadagnini generously on loan from Florian Leonhard Fine Violins. 

"One of the leading British violinists of the future"

Vasily Petrenko, Conductor