Ruth was born in London and studied with Emanuel Hurwitz at the Royal Academy of Music, and also with Professor Max Rostal in Switzerland.
She spent the next few years as a member of the contempory music group Lontano with whom she toured extensively, appeared at the Proms, and took part in the creation of many BBC recordings & albums.
During this time Ruth also played with many other chamber groups, most regularly with the London Sinfonietta – sometimes as a leader and a soloist. She has also played with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and appeared as Guest Leader with John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique.
Since moving to Scotland as Assistant Leader of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ruth has continued to guest-lead orchestras and the Edinburgh Quartet. She also plays with the SCO and with a number of other ensembles, such as Red Note & Hebrides.
While teaching at RCS, Ruth has hoped to pass on her enthusiasm for different periods and styles of music to her students. She has a great interest in the practicalities of playing in a historically informed way on modern instruments-especially in Baroque & Classical music. She also teaches 20th Century repertoire- Stravinsky Bartok Messiaen, as well as the 2nd Viennese School.