I’m a freelance animateur and bassoonist ( click for orchestral biography) and currently work all over the United Kingdom. Half English and half Venezuelan, I grew up in the Lake District, before studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and at Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater.
In 2013 I was accepted onto the Spitalfields Music Animateur Trainee Scheme and now divide my time between my orchestral career and education work.
I have presented schools and family orchestral concerts for Ensemble 360 and Music in the Round, Southwell Festival, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the City of London Sinfonia, the Brandenburg Sinfonia, Deal Festival, the Multi Storey Orchestra, and Southbank Sinfonia.
I’ve also led creative music workshops for the Philharmonia Orchestra, Northern Chords Festival, Music4Life, City of London Sinfonia, the Southbank Sinfonia.
“Ruth has a very natural workshop leading style and kids respond straight away to her warm, friendly and enthusiastic approach.”