Aldeburgh Young Musicians
Lower strings tutor

British–Italian cellist and director Max Ruisi has emerged as an innovative and expressive artist with an international career built around his love of chamber music. A diverse range of interests and influences fuel a colourful artistic output as cellist of the award–winning Ruisi String Quartet, Artistic Director of leading chamber orchestra 12 Ensemble plus close collaborations both recording and performing with leading composers and contemporary artists. Max regularly performs in major concert halls and festivals throughout Europe, the US and Asia. He is currently Artist–in–Residence at the Wigmore Hall for 2023-25 as Artistic Director of 12 Ensemble, with whom he has led two highly successful albums, both receiving wide–spread critical acclaim. 2023 also saw the Ruisi Quartet's release of their highly praised debut album Big House. He has also featured on recent records for Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello quintet) plus as a soloist for Decca. Recent highlights include giving the world premiere of a new work by Thomas Adès with the Ruisi Quartet at Wigmore Hall, plus directing the 12 ensemble at the BBC Proms and Barbican. He also collaborates regularly with Max Richter as his cello soloist for recording and live performances. Max enjoys collaborating with a wide range of artists, regularly working closely with leading composers (Jonny Greenwood, Thomas Adés, Bryce Dessner, Oliver Leith) and collaborating with contemporary artists (Nick Cave, The National, Laura Marling, Radiohead, Daughter).