Two new artists have been selected to join the YAP scheme in 2019. These are violinist Roberto Ruisi and cellist Toby White.
22 year old Roberto Ruisi is currently in his first year of PG study at the Royal College. A past leader of the National Youth Orchestra (a post he held for 3 years) he was a string finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014 as well as winner of the Eastbourne Young Soloist Competition. He has been described by renowned conductor Vasily Petrenko as ‘one of the leading British violinists of the future’.
Cellist Toby White is currently on the Artist Diploma course at GSMD where he is coached by Louise Hopkins. A pupil at Wells Cathedral School, he is the currently holder of the Help Musicians UK Motesiczky Scholarship. His has also received support from the Fleming and Musicians Company award schemes and the Harriet Cohen Memorial Trust scholarship. He is the cellist of the Jubilee String Quartet
For full biographies visit the YAP Artists page of this website Current & Previous Award Winners