Ruth Palmer

Violinist, Irony of Fate

British violinist, Ruth Palmer, is fast developing a reputation as one of the most dynamic performers of our time.

She has won numerous performance awards, including the 2007 Young British Classical Performer award at the Classical BRITs for her debut recording of Shostakovich with the Philharmonia Orchestra. She has recorded Tavener’s Mahashakti with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ruth’s recent performances include appearances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Ulster, English Chamber, Sinfonia Viva, Opera North, London Chamber and Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields Orchestras with conductors including Andre de Ridder, Vasily Petrenko, Mischa Damev, Carlo Rizzi, David Hill, Benjamin Wallfisch and Christopher Warren Green.

She has performed at the BathMozart, Cheltenham, Ravinia and Edinburgh festivals, as well as at the South Bank Centre, Munich Opera House and Royal Albert Hall. She appears regularly at the Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, Classic FM, Classic FM TV, Discovery Italy and other international broadcasters.

Ruth frequently collaborates with some of the world’s leading artists, including choreographer Rafael Bonachela, Rambert Dance Company and film-maker Tim Meara. She has given the UK and world premieres of two pieces by Sir John Tavener and has performed world premieres of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett’s work.

Ruth plays the Yfrah Neaman Stradivari kindly loaned to her by his family.

Ruth performed alongside Amy Hollingsworth in Irony of Fate, part of New Creations 2, October 12-23.