Irvine Arditti, born in London in 1953, studied at the Royal Academy of Music where the Arditti Quartet was formed in 1974. He has performed throughout the world in most leading concert halls and festivals promoting the most challenging new music.
He is also active as soloist and has given world premieres of hundreds of works. He has appeared with many distinguished orchestras and ensembles including the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, BBC Symphony, RSO Berlin, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Paris, Het Residentie Orkest, Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, Asko Ensemble, Ensemble Contrechamps, London Sinfonietta, Nieuw Ensemble of Amsterdam, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Oslo Sinfonietta, Schoenberg Ensemble.
His name is synonymous with the highest level of quality in dedication of performance.