THE charismatic and expressive Ruisi Quartet will be closing Concerts in the West’s 2019 season of classical music.

Founded in 2013 by British/Sicilian brothers Alessandro and Max, the Ruisi Quartet is already recognised as one of the UK’s leading string quartets of its generation, performing regularly throughout the UK and Europe.

Their talents have secured a number of awards including the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Young British String Players and the Kirckman Concert Society Artists award for 2018/19. In addition they were invited on the prestigious Belcea Quartet Young Artists Scheme.

The London based group has performed at many leading venues, including the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Royal Albert Hall and Conway Hall, as well as further afield in Scotland, Spain, Germany and Austria.

The quartet is dedicated to exploring and honing its performances through ongoing studies with leading musicians/conductors, such as cellist/conductor David Watkin, and with Thomas Adés.

Founder and director of Concerts in the West, Catherine Maddocks, said: “Max Ruisi stepped in at the last minute to help us in 2018 and proved a tremendous success with audiences, so we are delighted that he is bringing the Ruisi Quartet to Concerts in the West this year.”

The Ruisi Quartet will be performing on November 15 at Ilminster Arts Centre in Ilminster. To find out more visit