Ruth Gibson

Ruth Gibson has appeared at the world’s leading concert halls, including Wigmore Hall, Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Queen Elizabeth hall, Auditiorio Sony in Madrid and Berlin Konzerthaus.

Her love of chamber music is fulfilled through her work as a member of Ensemble 360, and regular festival performances across Europe.

She regularly performs with Internationally renowned Irish pianist Barry Douglas, including a recent performance of Schubert Trout Quintet and Brahms piano quartet live for BBC3 at the Clandeboye Festival. Other 2015 highlights include Odsherreds Kammermusikfestival, Southwell Festival, Saint-Mere Festival and Nuremberg International Chamber Music Festival.

Ruth is a laureate of numerous prizes. As a member of the Finzi Quartet she was a Prize Winner of the 2010 Royal Over Seas League Competition and the 5th Trondheim International String Quartet Competition in Norway. In 2015 she won a Park Lane Group Award, for her solo playing, performing viola works of Pendercki at the Purcell Room in London.

Alongside Ensemble 360, she plays regularly with the Scottish Ensemble and Nash Ensemble, and performances in 2014 included performances at Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and the Philharmonie in Berlin. She has toured China, South America, Russia, Finland and Mexico as Principal Viola with Camerata Ireland, and is a regular guest as Principal Viola with Manchester Camerata, Aurora Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia.

As a soloist, Ruth has performed under Sir John Elliott Gardiner with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and has broadcasted for BBC4.

As a member of Chambr, she collaborated with Jazz guitarist, Nick Tyson, performing live across the UK and recently collaborated with singer-song-writer, Keaton Henson, on his latest album, Behaving.

Ruth is a tutor in Viola at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and is also the founder and artistic director of the String Quartet Collective which is currently in residence at the Royal College of Music in London.