Ruth Bruckner

RUTH BRUCKNER has been studying the recorder, viol and harpsichord in Vienna, Paris, London and Leizig and has also graduated from studying philosophy in Vienna and London.

She was awarded many prizes at International Competitions such as the 1st Prize for Early Music Instrumentalists, the Journalist Prize and the Hyogo-Governor-Award at the 10th International Music Competition in Osaka/Japan in October 2009. With the Ensemble Les Nations Réunies she won the 1st Prize at the International Early Music competition in Middelburg/The Netherlands 2011.

In the last years she was also awarded scholarships such as the Scholarship for Music and performing Arts donated by the Ministry of Culture and Education in Austria and received an award for artistic excellence by the International Tokyo Foundation. Futhermore she received a scholarship from the Swiss Thyll-Dürr Foundation.

Between 2006 and 2012 Ruth Bruckner has been studying the recorder at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Hans Maria Kneihs. For her outstanding performance in the final recital she was awarded the University’s Honorary prize for artistic excellence.

Supported by the Federal Chancellery for Arts and Culture Austria, she also studied the recorder in Paris at the Conservatoire Erik Satie with Sébastien Marq in 2007. At this time she was resident at the prestigious Cité Internationale des Arts Paris.

After retuning to Vienna, Ruth Bruckner pursued her study of recorder at the University of Music and Performing Arts and additionally started to study the viol at the Conservatory of Music Vienna with Pierre Pitzl. 

Furthermore, she studied at the Royal College of Music in London in 2010 with Ashley Solomon for the recorder and Richard Boothby for the viol. 

In 2011 she started to study the harpsichord with Gordon Murray at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since 2016 she is studying harpsichord with Nicholas Parle at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig.

She took part in masterclasses led by internationally-renowned ariststs such as Jordi Savall, Wieland Kuijken, Paolo Pandolfo, Bob van Asperen, Cornelia Horak, Emma Kirkby, Ulrike Hofbauer, Julian Pregardien, Gerd Lünenburger, the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartett, a.o.

Ruth Bruckner is performing in Europe and Japan as a solist and member in chamber music ensembles and orchestras. Among the venues she has already performed in are Wiener Konzerthaus (Schubert-Saal), Wiener Musikverein (Großer Saal and Steinerner Saal), MuTh – Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben, Hyogo Performing Arts Center Recital Hall in Nishinomiya/Japan, Oak Theatre (Create Center Hall) in Osaka/Japan, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris/France, Zeeuwse Concertzaal in Middelburg/Netherlands und Basilica Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona/Spanien.

Since January 2016 Ruth Bruckner is teaching Historical Performance Practise at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna/Austria.