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Born in China, violinist Ruiqi Ren has appeared on stage regularly as a soloist throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. In 2022, Ruiqi made her debut as soloist at Palacio Euskalduna with La Risonanza in Bilbao. Her recent Spanish tour with Ensemble Jupiter « Songs of Passion » received great reviews by Scherzo Magazine, Núvol and El Correo de Andalucía. As a passionate chamber musician, Ren has been performing with some of the best early music ensembles such as The Nederlandse Bachvereniging, The English Concert, Ensemble Jupiter, La Risonanza, Bach Collegium Japan, Arcangelo, and Poland Baroque, with which she appeared worldwide on stage at the Wigmore hall, Carnegie hall, Alice Tully hall, the Concertgebouw, and Palau de la musica, to name but a few. 

During her years at the Juilliard school, Ren made her debut as concertmaster of the ‘Juilliard 415 orchestra’ conducted by Paul Agnew at Alice Tully hall. The success of the concert taught her a great lesson in collaborative work. “In the end, it is not about me, it is about us”-a totem she always carries when on stage. As concertmaster of China’s first early music ensemble-Shanghai Camerata, Ren has been an important force in the development of historical performance in China.  Ruiqi has worked with renowned conductors and artists including Richard Egarr, David Stern, Shunske Sato, Rachel Podger, Masaaki Suzuki,  among others. Her teachers include Ryo Terakado, Cynthia Roberts, Rachel Podger,Robert Mealy, Stanley Ritchie and Marilyn McDonald. 

Ren also serves as the Editor-In-Chief of the bilingual musician magazine Along-Imparted, which aims to build a cross-cultural platform through music and art.

Ren holds degrees from the Juilliard School, Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory and Royal Conservatory of The Hague.