Ruth Morley is a flute player, and educator. She divides her time mainly between performing with leading contemporary music group Red Note Ensemble and working as lecturer in flute at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She also performs solo recitals, and enjoys playing chamber music in any kind of small ensemble. She has appeared regularly at festivals all over the UK and Europe, and has recorded for Delphian, Mode, Metier and 7hings. Ruth was for many years a player and co-artistic director of The Scottish Flute Trio. The trio commissioned many new works from composers such as Thea Musgrave, Edward McGuire, Sally Beamish, Gordon McPherson, Joji Hirota, Robert Dick and David Fennessy. She has worked with a wide range of ensembles including the Edinburgh Quartet, Hebrides Ensemble, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, and as a soloist with London Concertante. She has been on stage with theatre companies such as Dundee Rep and Theatre Cryptic and appeared at Counterflows Festival with experimental harpist Zeena Parkins. She appears regularly on Radio 3 and Radio Scotland, and has performed live as a featured solo artist for Classic FM.
Teaching is a big part of Ruth’s life, and she has seen many successful students go into the profession. Alongside her work at RCS, Ruth also teaches classes and workshops around the UK and in Europe, and she
is the founder of the Scottish International Flute Summer School which she directed for 20 years. She is in demand as a private teacher, and has taught many successful students at every stage of their musical training. Ruth is a regular coach for NYOS courses and delivers CPD for instrumental teachers.
Ruth’s training was with David Nicholson at RSAMD, and then as a Wingate Scholar with Peter Lloyd at the Royal Northern College of Music. She also studied privately with Colin Lilley and Wissam Boustany.
Prizes and awards include: Soroptomist International Society Bursary for young musicians, Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship, Bromsgrove Festival Young Musicians Platform, AT&T Istel Awards, Tunnell Trust,
Manchester Mid Day Music Society recital prize, Hattori Foundation award winner and Wingate Scholarship for postgraduate study at RNCM.
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