the age of 17, Ruth McGinley had already gained widespread recognition as one
of Ireland’s leading pianists, winning countless accolades including the piano
finals of both the BBC and RTÉ Young Musician awards. Since then, her career
has been wide-ranging and daring, collaborating with some of the most acclaimed
teachers and musicians working today, and straying from the typical
Derry native studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Royal Academy in
London before being awarded a Postgraduate in Solo Performance from the Royal
College in London. She has performed as soloist with various orchestras
including the BBC Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert
Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra and as a solo recitalist throughout the UK,
Europe and the Middle East. Ruth broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3, Classic
FM, BBC Radio Ulster and RTE, and was honoured to be invited to perform as
soloist at the BBC Proms in the Park.
it is perhaps the spaces between where Ruth’s interests really lie. A
determination to walk her own path, Ruth’s love of music goes far beyond the
classical world. A highly sought-after collaborator, Ruth works with musicians
from many backgrounds including jazz, folk, electronic and other.
concert programme will feature works by Arvo Part, Satie and reimagined folk
songs by Neil Martin.
variety is seamlessly blended throughout in intelligently proportioned playing
as sincere as it is supple. More please!” Michael Quinn, Classical Ear
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