Irish violist Ruth Gibson manages a busy and varied career of solo and chamber work. In 2009, she graduated with First class honours from the Royal Northern College of Music and completed her Masters in Performance with Lawrence Power at the Royal College of Music in London 2011.
As an Allcard Winner of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and the winner of the MBF ‘Ian Fleming’ award, she has regularly performs as soloist at St John Smiths Square and numerous festivals across the UK. In 2011, she was soloist with Bournemouth Symphony under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and gave a broadcasted performance on BBC4 of Holst's Lyric Movement for Viola with Orchestra.
As a founding member of the Finzi quartet, she won the 2010 Royal Over Seas League Competition and gave regular performances at Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Auditorio Sony in Madrid as well as live performances on BBC Radio 3.
She recently collaborated with Barry Douglas, Daniel Rowland, Lisa Batiashvilli, Erika Raum, Andras Diaz, Michel Lethiec, Paul Neubauer and Philippe Graffin.
2014 alone included recitals at Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Berlin Philharmonie.
Ruth has toured South America, Russia, Finland and Mexico as Principal Viola with Camerata Ireland, and regularly guests with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Ensemble.
Since 2010, Ruth has been fellow in Chamber Music and Viola at the Royal Northern College of Music. Ruth is also the founder and artistic director of the String Quartet Collective and is currently in residence at the Royal College.