MAX & Elo
VIOLIN AND CELLO
Violinist Eloisa-Fleur Thom and cellist Max Ruisi began performing together in London in 2012. Both dedicated chamber musicians in their own right, they found a natural musical understanding and freedom playing duos together. They have performed as a duo throughout London and the UK, including appearances at Kings Place, Leeds International Concert Series and a performance of Kodaly's Duo for violin & cello at the Wigmore Hall. They also perform together as Artistic Directors of the 12 ensemble, London’s un-conducted string orchestra.
Eloisa-Fleur is a prize-winning violinist, director and curator. Highlights of her career so far have included performing J.S Bach’s Concerto for two violins with the celebrated violinist Maxim Vengerov, and chamber music with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. In the past few years Eloisa-Fleur has given performances at the Barbican, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, St George’s Bristol and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 6.
British cellist Max Ruisi has performed in leading concert halls throughout Europe as an award-winning chamber musician, both as an individual and with the Ruisi Quartet. Recent engagements have included performances at the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms 2014), Kings Place, La Mortella (Italy), and broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.
A LANGUOROUS WINDOW STANDS WHITE
from Hafliði Hallgrímsson's 'Seven Epigrams' for violin and cello (1999)
Eloisa-Fleur and Max recorded Hallgrímsson's 'A Languorous Window Stands White' at Bláa Kirkjan, Seyðisfjörður on 29th January 2016 as part of a 2015/16 artistic residency at HEIMA, Iceland.
The collection of footage was shot in the mountains surrounding the East Icelandic town of Seyðisfjörður.