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Ruth Morley

Ruth Morley

Woodwind Flute Tutor

Ruth is a Flute tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

RUTH MORLEY divides her time mainly between playing with Red Note Ensemble and teaching at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She also plays recitals with pianist Scott Mitchell and with Echo Chamber Ensemble, and teaches for Douglas Academy Music School. She is also in demand as an adjudicator, and has performed as a guest with various ensembles including the Edinburgh Quartet, Hebrides Ensemble and as concerto soloist with London Concertante.

As a soloist and chamber musician Ruth appears regularly at various festivals and concert series including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Sound, St Magnus, Bath, Warwick, Manchester Mid Day Concerts and Glasgow University. Recent work includes a recital and master class series in Slovenia and premiere performances of music by Bill Sweeney, Brian Irvine and Laurent Cuniot with Red Note Ensemble and the Orchestre d’Auvergne for Sound Festival and Musiques Démesurées in France. Other Red Note projects have included Pass the Spoon with Magnetic North Theatre Company, David Fennessy and David Shrigley, 1000 Airplanes on the Roof by Philip Glass in the Concorde hangar and performances of Stephen Montague’s 3 Fables in Scotland and London as part of the first PRS New Music Biennale.

She worked for many years with the Scottish Flute Trio. With them she commissioned and premiered around 25 new chamber works from leading composers such as Thea Musgrave, Sally Beamish, Gordon McPherson, Javier Alvarez, Robert Dick, Edward McGuire, Kenneth Dempster, Joji Hirota and David Fennessy. Much of this work was in collaboration with dancers, writers and visual artists and was produced alongside a programme of projects to get young people writing their own music.

Broadcasting work includes regular appearances on Radio 3, Radio Scotland and she has been a featured artist on Classic FM. She has recorded for the Metier Label, Seven Things and Natural Studio Records, and most recently a new CD of chamber music by Edward McGuire with Red Note Ensemble for Delphian.

Ruth’s teachers were Peter Lloyd, David Nicholson, Wissam Boustany and Colin Lilley. She studied at RSAMD and RNCM where she was a Wingate Scholar. She is the founder of The Scottish International Flute Summer School, and was its director until 2015.