Arioso Quartet

Arioso was formed in 1998 by musicians from several of Britain's leading orchestras, and has since performed many concerts throughout the UK. Our members have played for celebrities, opera stars, heads of state and royalty. The Quartet has a wide and distinctive repertoire covering all musical genres, from Bach and Mozart through to all kinds of popular music; from Opera to the Musicals, pop hits and rock classics. We are often able to commission new arrangements of special requests. Our first priority is to entertain and delight our audiences and clients.

Russell studied the violin at the Royal Northern College of Music with Yossi Zivoni. After graduating, he joined the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and later the first violins of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, where he was privileged to work with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Gunther Wand and Andrew Davis. Born in Canada, Jane studied the violin at the Royal Academy of Music with Emanuel Hurwitz.