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 and education careers. My education work consists of presenting concerts and leading workshops. I love working with people and am passionate about classical music and making it accessible and fun for all.
Here are a few orchestras/ensembles for whom I have devised and presented family and/or schools concerts:
Welsh National Opera Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Hallé Ensemble 360/Music in the Round Royal Northern Sinfonia City of London Sinfonia Britten Sinfonia Southwell Festival Cambridge Philharmonic Deal festival Brandenburg Sinfonia
And here are a few orchestras/ensembles for whom I have worked as a workshop leader:
National Youth Orchestra National Children’s Orchestra Philharmonia Britten sinfonia City of London Sinfonia Orchestra Vitae Music4life Northern Chords.
“Ruth has a very natural workshop leading style and kids respond straight away to her warm, friendly and enthusiastic approach.”