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.
Ruth has appeared as soloist with the Manchester Camerata and this September will be making her debut with Havant Symphony Orchestra with Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major. 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. She has also participated in masterclasses with Torleif Thedéen, Leonard Elschenbroich, Robert Cohen, Harro Ruijsenaars, Matthew Sharpe, Guy Johnston and Alice Neary.
Ruth is a member of the Arcus Quartet. With them Ruth has performed on BBC Radio 3 In Tune, collaborated with the award-winning Sacconi Quartet performing Shostakovich’s ‘Two Piece’s for String Octet’ and played at prestigious venues throughout the UK including the Wigmore Hall. Ruth has received coaching from members of the Harlem Quartet, 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.
A keen orchestral player, Ruth performs regularly with the London Firebird Orchestra and London City Philharmonic and in 2015 Ruth completed a Professional Placement Scheme with the English Chamber 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.