Ruth Wilkinson is a recorder, viol and violone player whose musical expertise and passions are based on the performance of music from the 12 th to the 18 th centuries. Her performances have been praised for their musical integrity, imagination and brilliance. Ruth studied early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland with Hans-Martin Linde and Jordi Savall.
As a member of many of Australia’s leading early music ensembles including La Romanesca, Capella Corelli and Consort Eclectus she has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe and South East Asia for Musica Viva. Ruth is also a member of the popular Melbourne based Ludovico’s Band.
Ruth has recorded numerous CDs on ABC Classics, (Ludovicos Band), Move and Larrikin labels (Capella Corelli and La Romanesca) including a solo recording of French recorder music by Dieupart entitled Countess of Sandwich and a duo recording Concert à deux with baroque violinist Cynthia O’Brien in the church of Santa Maria Nuova in Cortona, Italy.
Ruth’s playing commitments are complemented by the teaching of Recorder and Historical Performance Practice at the Early Music Studio of the University of Melbourne. In 2012 she was made an honorary associate of the Monash University School of Music. She has produced a generation of talented professional recorder players.