Cellist currently based in the London, studying for a Masters in Performance at the Royal College of Music.
We booked Ruth to perform in our Peterborough Sings! concert and were delighted by her playing. The whole orchestra sounded fantastic, and we wouldn't hesitate to book Ruth again.
Very organised and proactive, thank you!
Cellist Ruth Hallows is currently studying for a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music London, where she is taught by Alexander Chaushian. As Winner of the Pendle Young Musicians Bursary Competition Ruth has been given the opportunity to study with Raphael Wallfisch, Gregor Horsch and Gábor Takács-Nagy. Ruth has also participated in masterclasses with Robert Cohen, Harro Ruijsenaars, Matthew Sharpe, Guy Johnston and Alice Neary. In September 2016 Ruth made her debut with the Manchester Camerata under the baton of Gábor Takács-Nagy with Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile. Ruth is a keen orchestra player and is the cellist for the Winterbourne Opera Company and Opra Cymru. In 2015, Ruth completed a Professional Placement Scheme with the English Chamber Orchestra and plays regularly with the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. Ruth has held principal positions in orchestras, most notably leading the Royal Welsh Symphony Orchestra in 2015 for their performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. She also coaches the string section of the Imperial College Sinfonietta. As a chamber player Ruth is a member of the Arcus String Quartet who in March 2017 made their Wigmore Hall debut after participating in the National Young String Quartet Weekend. She has received coaching from members of the Gould Piano Trio, the Schubert Ensemble and the Elias Quartet. She has also attended the Lake District Summer Music Festival and British Isles Music Festival where she has performed and worked with a variety of ensembles.
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