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Ruth Woolley (Viola) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since joining Morgensterns in November 2013)

  • Orchestras: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Chameleon Arts Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, Southern Sinfonia.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Longborough Festival Opera, Opera Project.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Orchestra Da Camera.

Ruth's orchestral work also includes

  • Orchestra of the Swan
  • Midland Sinfonia
  • Meridian Sinfonia
  • English Symphony Orchestra
  • Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra - Principal
  • Lincoln Chamber Orchestra
  • Queens Park Sinfonia - Principal
  • Orchestra de Camera
  • Longborough Festival Opera
  • Candle Light Opera
  • Opera de Baugé, France
  • London International Orchestra

Ruth's Chamber Music Experience includes

  • Bantock String Quartet - Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Fellows 2012/13
  • Birmingham Chamber Music Society, 50th season and Summer Galas 2011, 2012
  • The Fracasso Trio: clarinet, viola and piano trio (founder member)
  • Droitwich Spa Festival . Cheltenham Town Hall Lunchtime Recital Series

Ruth's Concertos include

  • Bruch Romanze with Sutton Coldfield Orchestra
  • Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with Eroica Camerata
  • Telemann Viola Concerto with Northampton String Sinfonia

Ruth's Professional Training includes

  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Training Scheme
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia Mentoring Scheme
  • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • Orchestral Musicians of Northern Ireland - Co-principal
  • Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra - principal

As a soloist Ruth has performed a number of concerti, most recently Bruch's Romanze with Sutton Coldfield Orchestra and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with Eroica Camerata. Ruth won first prize in the Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Prize (2011), Herburt Lumby Prize for Violin and Viola Players (2012) and the Ambache Prize for the Performance of Music by Women Composers (2013).

Ruth is a committed chamber musician who has a passion for chamber music in all its vast and varied forms. She is a founder member of the Korchinska Trio (flute, viola and harp) as well as the Bantock String Quartet who were Junior Fellows of Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012/13; who have given recitals for Birmingham Chamber Music Society, Harvington Hall, Droitwich Soa and Much Wenlock Festivals and Cheltenham Town Hall. Ruth has reveled in every opportunity to learn first hand by playing alongside musicians such as Garth Knox, Chris Potter and Robin Ireland in recital performances of Viola Spaces, Song for Anyone (Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2012) and Bowen's Phantasy Quartet.

Orchestral music has always been an integral part of Ruth's musical life. As a Masters student at Birmingham Conservatoire Ruth won a place on the coveted Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia Mentoring Scheme and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Training Scheme. She has played in concerts with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, English Symphony Orchestra, Midland Sinfonia, Lincoln Chamber Orchestra (principal), Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra (principal), Queens Park Sinfonia (principal), Orchestra de Camera (co-principal) and Longborough Festival Opera. Ruth has been a core player (No. 4) with Orchestra of the Swan since 2013.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

  • Birmingham Conservatoire MMus distinction (2010-2012)
  • Birmingham Conservatoire BMus(hons) first class (2004-2009)

Prizes and AwardsRuth has won Prizes including

  • Winner: Ambache Prize for the Performance of Music by Women Composers 2013
  • Winner: Herburt Lumby Prize 2012
  • Winner: Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Prize 2011

Teachers

Robin Ireland & Jonathan Barritt Masterclasses: Phillip Dukes, Paul Silverthorne, Chris Yates, Rachel Roberts, Garth Knox, Michael Bochmann, Ivo-Jan van der Werff, Martin Outram

Ruth joined Morgensterns in November 2013

Ruth's web profile was last updated 25th May 2017

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Education/Outreach experience

  • Orchestra of the Swan / Townhall Birmingham - Relaxed concerts with Autism West Midlands
  • Orchestra of the Swan / Mindsong - Music therapy for people with dementia in care homes

Teaching experience

  • National Childrens Orchestra
  • Uppingham School

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