Ruth Hallows

Ruth Hallows

British cellist Ruth Hallows is currently completing a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Alexander Chaushian.

No stranger to the stage, Ruth’s career has already seen her perform with orchestras all over the UK, most notably the Manchester Camerata under Gábor Takács-Nagy and more recently Havant Symphony Orchestra as well as performing solo recitals at Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal College of Music. This season Ruth will make debut with Bolton Chamber Orchestra with Elgar’s iconic Cello Concerto in E minor

Winner of both the Pendle Young Musicians Bursary Competition and the Reuben Burton Foundation Scholarship, Ruth has been given the opportunity to study with famous cellists such as Raphael Wallfisch and Gregor Horsch. She has also participated in masterclasses with Torleif Thedéen, Leonard Elschenbroich, Robert Cohen, Moray Welsh, Denis Brott, Guy Johnston and Alice Neary throughout her studies.

Ruth is a member of the Arcus Quartet, with whom she 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 and the Royal Albert Hall. The Quartet has toured in London and in the North of England for the last two years. Ruth has also performed in various ensembles as part of the Lake District Summer Music Festival and the British Isles Music Festival.

A keen orchestral player, Ruth has completed a Professional Placement Scheme with the English Chamber Orchestra as well as performing with players of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with the Royal College of Music Chamber Orchestra. She also performs regularly with the London Firebird Orchestra and other musical ensembles within London.

An enthusiastic educator, Ruth has recently accepted a position to teach cello at Academy in Hong Kong which will see her relocate to Hong Kong as of August 2019. Before this Ruth worked as a cello tutor for the Royal College of Music’s Teaching Service and Marie de Bry Arts Academy as well as tutoring the cello section for Imperial College Sinfonietta. Fond of working with children right at the start of their musical journey, Ruth worked as part of the Mini Sparks and Chamber Tots team at the Royal College of Music and in 2018 set up her own educational outreach project working with Primary School children.