A prize-winner from an early age, German harpist Miriam Ruf is quickly establishing herself as a noteworthy soloist at concert-halls and competitions worldwide.
A native of Günzburg, Germany, Miriam is currently pursuing her Master´s Degree at the Juilliard School in New York.
Online Performance: Spring Garden Recital
On May 15th, Miriam will perform in the Virtual Spring Garden Recital, hosted by the Florida-based Achievement Heights Academy.
The programme - inspired by the sounds of Broadway - will also feature violists Kayla Williams and Erica Ogihara, both students at The Juilliard School.
May 15th, 7:30 pm EST
Click here for more information and tickets.
News: Person of the Week for Donau3FM
The German radio station Donau3FM has named Miriam the "Swabian Person of the Week". Listen to the interview about her life and studies in New York below (in German).
Miriam Ruf, the soloist of the evening, did not owe anything to the work, she opened its treasury and enchanted the whole hall with masterful play. Big applause for the break.
News: Winner of the Musikförderpreis Schwaben
The district of Swabia has awarded Miriam Ruf the 2020 Music Prize. This award aims to promote important personalities from Swabian musical life.
"One of the prerequisites was that the artists have produced outstanding musical performances and that they were of national and international importance."
The jury, chaired by Prof. Eckhard Fischer, was unanimous in favor of the award:
"Miriam Ruf plays the harp at a very high artistic and technical level. The district of Swabia is funding this extraordinarily talented young artist's studies at the Juilliard School with 10,000 euros."
Miriam Ruf seemed to be leading the orchestra, and the delicate naturalness of her fabulous playing was a delight.
In the encore of the early romantic Louis Spohr, she once again used all the possibilities of her wonderful instrument to create a subtly designed playing.