Roberto Ruisi violin won the 67th ROSL Annual Music Competition Strings Prize on Tuesday 26 February and was awarded £5,000 and a sought-after place at the Gold Medal Final on 30 May 2019. Thomas’s 20-minute programme of Chausson and Roxanna Panufnik won over the audience and judging panel. 

Four section finalists were chosen from 40 hopefuls during two rounds of preliminary auditions; competitors Juliette Roos violin, Joe Pritchard cello, Alexander McFarlane viola, and Roberto Ruisi violin made for an exciting competition as each performer chose varied repertoire that put their talents to the test. The adjudicators Gavin Henderson CBE, Gina McCormack, Geoff Parkin, and Matthew Trusler had a difficult decision choosing the performer for the sought after-place in the Grand Final and the opportunity to win the Gold Medal prize of £15,000.

Briton Roberto Ruisi is currently studying at the Royal College of Music under Professor Ani Schnarch, and has been described by renowned conductor Vasily Petrenko as ‘one of the leading British violinists of the future’. In June, he performed as a soloist with the RCM Symphony Orchestra and will begin Postgraduate degree in September.

Such was the exceptional talent on display, that Juliette Roos was awarded the £1,000 Len Lickorish Memorial Prize for a String Player of Promise, Joe Pritchard took the £1,000 Elias Fawcett Award for an Outstanding Ensemble, and Alexander McFarlance the ROSL Golden Jubilee Trust Prize for a String Player of Promise, also worth £1,000.

ROSL Annual Music Competition Section Finals take place each Tuesday 7-9pm at Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1LR:

  • 12 February: Wind and Percussion – winner Kris Garfitt trombone
  • 19 February: Singers – winner William Thomas bass
  • 26 February: Strings – winner Roberto Ruisi violin
  • 5 March: Keyboard
  • 12 March: Ensemble A (Strings)
  • 19 March: Ensemble B (Mixed)
  • 21 March: Overseas Award
  • 30 May: Grand Final held at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

Tickets: £16. To book tickets, visit www.rosl.org.uk/events, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7408 0214 ext 219

Follow the action on Twitter @ROSLARTS and @ROSL1910
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IMAGES
A selection of high res images (Please credit ROSLAMC/2019) can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8rjwdt3llcox684/AAAYWY1ZZ8l5a7PwYk-uoD7pa?dl=0

CONTACT

For more information contact Gemma Matthews, Director of Marketing on T 020 7016 6904 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. visit www.rosl.org.uk

NOTES FOR THE EDITOR

Founded in 1910, the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) is a non-profit private members' club dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding. ROSL helps artists and musicians across the Commonwealth connect, collaborate and create. Our humanitarian work benefits communities and changes lives.

ROSL ARTS supports talented young

Roberto Ruisi violin won the 67th ROSL Annual Music Competition Strings Prize on Tuesday 26 February and was awarded £5,000 and a sought-after place at the Gold Medal Final on 30 May 2019. Thomas’s 20-minute programme of Chausson and Roxanna Panufnik won over the audience and judging panel.

Four section finalists were chosen from 40 hopefuls during two rounds of preliminary auditions; competitors Juliette Roos violin, Joe Pritchard cello, Alexander McFarlane viola, and Roberto Ruisi violin made for an exciting competition as each performer chose varied repertoire that put their talents to the test. The adjudicators Gavin Henderson CBE, Gina McCormack, Geoff Parkin, and Matthew Trusler had a difficult decision choosing the performer for the sought after-place in the Grand Final and the opportunity to win the Gold Medal prize of £15,000.

Briton Roberto Ruisi is currently studying at the Royal College of Music under Professor Ani Schnarch, and has been described by renowned conductor Vasily Petrenko as ‘one of the leading British violinists of the future’. In June, he performed as a soloist with the RCM Symphony Orchestra and will begin Postgraduate degree in September.

Such was the exceptional talent on display, that Juliette Roos was awarded the £1,000 Len Lickorish Memorial Prize for a String Player of Promise, Joe Pritchard took the £1,000 Elias Fawcett Award for an Outstanding Ensemble, and Alexander McFarlance the ROSL Golden Jubilee Trust Prize for a String Player of Promise, also worth £1,000.

ROSL Annual Music Competition Section Finals take place each Tuesday 7-9pm at Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1LR:

  • 12 February: Wind and Percussion – winner Kris Garfitt trombone
  • 19 February: Singers – winner William Thomas bass
  • 26 February: Strings – winner Roberto Ruisi violin
  • 5 March: Keyboard
  • 12 March: Ensemble A (Strings)
  • 19 March: Ensemble B (Mixed)
  • 21 March: Overseas Award
  • 30 May: Grand Final held at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

Tickets: £16. To book tickets, visit www.rosl.org.uk/events, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7408 0214 ext 219

Follow the action on Twitter @ROSLARTS and @ROSL1910
# # #

 

 

IMAGES
A selection of high res images (Please credit ROSLAMC/2019) can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8rjwdt3llcox684/AAAYWY1ZZ8l5a7PwYk-uoD7pa?dl=0

CONTACT

For more information contact Gemma Matthews, Director of Marketing on T 020 7016 6904 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. visit www.rosl.org.uk

NOTES FOR THE EDITOR

Founded in 1910, the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) is a non-profit private members' club dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding. ROSL helps artists and musicians across the Commonwealth connect, collaborate and create. Our humanitarian work benefits communities and changes lives.

ROSL ARTS supports talented young artists and musicians from the UK and Commonwealth, providing performance and exhibition opportunities which bring their work to the attention of the professional arts community, media and general public.

ROSL ANNUAL MUSIC COMPETITION

The ROSL Annual Music Competition grew out of a series of concerts inaugurated at Over-Seas House London in 1947 under the banner ‘Festival of Commonwealth Youth’. The Festival became competitive in 1952, with a first prize of £10. Over the past 60 years the competition has grown in scope and prestige and now awards in excess of £80,000 for solo performers, accompanists and chamber ensembles. Past ROSL prizewinners make an impressive alumni of musicians of the highest calibre who have established prominent careers in the music profession, find a list of past winners here: https://www.rosl.org.uk/music/music-alumni

To mark ROSL’s centenary in 2010 an appeal was launched to secure the future endowment of the ROSL Annual Music Competition Awards and Commonwealth Music Scholarships, currently worth £125,000 per annum. The funds are held in the ROSL Golden Jubilee Trust (registered charity 306095). To make a donation contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

artists and musicians from the UK and Commonwealth, providing performance and exhibition opportunities which bring their work to the attention of the professional arts community, media and general public.

ROSL ANNUAL MUSIC COMPETITION

The ROSL Annual Music Competition grew out of a series of concerts inaugurated at Over-Seas House London in 1947 under the banner ‘Festival of Commonwealth Youth’. The Festival became competitive in 1952, with a first prize of £10. Over the past 60 years the competition has grown in scope and prestige and now awards in excess of £80,000 for solo performers, accompanists and chamber ensembles. Past ROSL prizewinners make an impressive alumni of musicians of the highest calibre who have established prominent careers in the music profession, find a list of past winners here: https://www.rosl.org.uk/music/music-alumni

To mark ROSL’s centenary in 2010 an appeal was launched to secure the future endowment of the ROSL Annual Music Competition Awards and Commonwealth Music Scholarships, currently worth £125,000 per annum. The funds are held in the ROSL Golden Jubilee Trust (registered charity 306095). To make a donation contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.