From Leuchars in Fife, Ruth started to play the violin at the age of seven. She gained entrance to the RSAMD Youthworks when she was 15 years old. She has been a member of NYOS, the NYOS String Ensemble as well as leader of the Fife Youth Orchestra and the Kingdom Fiddlers.
Throughout her playing career, Ruth has won a number of awards and scholarships including the Wolfson Scholarship at the RSAMD Junior Department (2005), the Professor Newnham Scholarship for Best Performer (2005 & 2006) and first place in the Bell Baxter Centenary Music Competition (2006).
Ruth is currently studying music at the Royal Northern College of Music where she recently gained a first in her final year recital. Ruth’s further musical development is being hampered by the lack of a good instrument.
How the Award Helped
The Dewar Arts Award will enable her to buy a professional standard violin.