Ruth trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with David Nicholson, and won a Wingate Scholarship to study with Peter Lloyd at the the Royal Northern College of Music. She also studied in London with Wissam Boustany and with Colin Lilley of the CBSO. Prizes include awards from the Soroptamist International, the Sir James Caird Scholarship fund and the Hattori Foundation.
She is a founder member of the Scottish Flute Trio with whom she performed across the Uk and been involved in experimental work with composers and visual artists. She has commissioned and premiered chamber works by many leading composers including Thea Musgrave, Edward McGuire, Joaquin Rodrigo, James MacMillan, Javier Alvarez, Gordon McPherson, Robert Dick, Kenneth Dempster and most recently Peter McGarr.
Ruth has appeared at many festivals as a soloist and as a chamber musician with the Paragon Ensemble and with The Scottish Flute Trio, including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, St Magnus Festival in Orkney, Manchester Royal Exchange concerts, Warwick Festival, and the British Flute Society International Convention. Broadcasting work includes recitals for Radio 3, Radio Scotland and she has been a featured artist on Classic FM. She has recorded with the Scottish Flute Trio for the Metier Label, and most recently has recorded Madame de Shanghai by Luc Ferrari for www.seventhings.co.uk. Future trio plans include a new recording of Bloodshake, Gordon McPherson's triple flute concerto and a collaborative project with The Curve Foundation dance company.
She teaches at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and is the Director of The Scottish International Flute Summer School.
EVENTS in 2007
with Ruth Morley