Formed in 2012 by Artistic Directors Eloisa-Fleur Thom & Max Ruisi, the 12 ensemble’s unique approach to performing & programming sets them apart as a revolutionary classical ensemble for the 21st century. Exploring great music of the past alongside ground-breaking new commissions and evolving genres, the ensemble sets itself no limits and reaches diverse audiences with world-class performances. Flexible both in spirit and in size, alongside the core setup of 12 players the group performs in formations ranging from duos to 23 strings and beyond.
The 12 ensemble are in demand internationally, recently performing at leading venues including the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie and Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. The group have also made appearances at leading festivals worldwide, including a debut at the BBC Proms 2019, a residency at the Barbican’s Sound & Visions festival and performances in South Korea and Iceland, plus multiple broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.