“Ruiqi’s playing is so sincere and full of passion that it touches your heart directly.” – TanDun
Modern and baroque violinist Ruiqi Ren has appeared as a soloist in Europe, the United States, and Asia. As a baroque violinist, she has collaborated with La Risonanza in Italy, Bach Collegium Japan in Germany, Arcangelo in Hong Kong, and Poland Baroque in San Francisco. She was a featured performer and concertmaster in the first early music CD album produced in China. Ren’s second early music album, in collaboration with soprano Lei Xu, will be released in 2019.
As a member of Shanghai’s first early music ensemble, Shanghai Camerata, Ren has performed in major halls and universities in China. She would like to bring the beauty of early music to more audiences in China, as well as introduce historical-performance practice to students worldwide. Ren is editor-in -chief of the bilingual magazine Along, which aims to build a cross-cultural through music and art.
Ren holds degrees from the Juilliard School, Indiana University, and Oberlin Conservatory. She has worked with William Christie, Paul Agnew, John Holloway, Fabio Bonizzoni, Rachel Podger, Masaaki Suzuki, and Monica Huggett, among others.