As an internationally recognised chamber musician and soloist, Irish born Ruth Gibson has appeared at the world’s leading concert halls, including Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Centre, Het Concertgebouw, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Berlin Konzerthaus.
As soloist she has performed under Sir John Elliott Gardiner with the Bournemouth Symphony and has broadcasted for BBC4. Recent performances include Woolrich’s Ulysses Awakes for Solo Viola and Strings at Nurnberg International Chamber Music Festival and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Dmitry Sitkovetsky at Barry Douglas’ Clandeboye Festival in Belfast. In 2015 she became a Park Lane Group Solo Artist and preformed the viola works of Pendercki at the Purcell Room in London.
Her love of chamber music is fulfilled through her work as a member of Ensemble 360. The critically acclaimed 11 piece ensemble perform throughout the UK, appearing regularly on BBC Radio 3 and some of the largest festivals in the UK including Wigmore Hall, the National Centre for Early Music, Bath International Festival, Buxton Festival, Leamington Music Festival and Manchester Chamber Concert series.
Alongside Ensemble 360, she plays regularly with the Nash Ensemble, Scottish Ensemble and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, having recently performed at Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Berliner Philharmoner and toured the US with Joshua Bell. She has toured China, South America, Russia, Finland and Mexico as Principal Viola with Camerata Ireland, and regularly guests as Principal Viola with Manchester Camerata, Aurora Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia.
Ruth is a laureate of numerous prizes. As a member of the Finzi Quartet she was a Prize Winner of the 2010 Royal Over Seas League Competition and the 5th Trondheim International String Quartet Competition in Norway. Other notable awards include the Tillett Trust, the Tunnell Trust, the Kirckman Concerts Society, the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation, the Hattori Foundation Awards and the Park Lane Group Award.
Ruth is a tutor in Viola at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and was the founder and artistic director of the String Quartet Collective at the Royal College of Music in London from 2012–2016.