Born in London in 1979, Ruth Rogers
began violin lessons at the age of five. In 1997 she was awarded a
Foundation Scholarship to the Royal College of Music to study with
Itzhak Rashkovsky, where she won many major prizes and awards. Ruth
graduated in 2001 with First Class Honours and was awarded the
Tagore Gold medal – the College’s highest accolade – by HRH
The Prince of Wales. Further study followed in the Netherlands.
Winner of the prestigious Manoug Parikian Award and chosen as a 2004
Young Artist by the Tillett Trust, Ruth also reached the Finals of
the YCAT competition, Royal Overseas League, and the BBC Radio 2
Young Musician of the Year. She gave her London debut recitals at
the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room in 2003 and has also appeared
as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall, St John’s Smith Square and
many other venues.
Ruth was recently appointed as the co-leader of the Bournemouth
Symphony Orchestra. She also guest leads the City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra and has appeared with the Hallé, Philharmonia
and RLPO. She has led orchestras under the batons of such maestros
as Lorin Maazel, Daniele Gatti, Sir Colin Davis and Sakari Oramo,
and has performed concertos with the City of London Sinfonia, City
of Oxford Orchestra, London Strings, and New London Soloists
Ruth was chosen personally by Lorin Maazel to perform with the tenor
Andrea Bocelli in a series of concerts, which has led to television
and radio broadcasts and further concerts worldwide at such venues
as the Pyramids in Cairo, the Acropolis in Athens, and the Piazza
del Campo in Siena. They performed together at the Royal Albert Hall
with the English Chamber Orchestra for the Classical Brit Awards.
In 2006 Ruth played to orphans, refugees, malaria patients and
land-mine victims on the Thai-Burma border and in 2008 she went back
there again with the Iuventus Quartet. Any profits from the release
of her debut recital CD will be donated to the victims of Burma.
Ruth has also recorded Piazzolla's 'History of the Tango' with
guitarist Morgan Szymanski, and will be releasing the debut disc of
the Aquinas Piano Trio in December 2008.