“The most distinctive violinist of her generation” (Independent on Sunday), Ruth Palmer has performed in Europe, USA, Asia, and Australia including with conductors Yutaka Sado, Andre de Ridder, Vasily Petrenko, Carlo Rizzi, and directing Academy of St. Martin in the Fields from the violin.
She has featured in radio and television documentaries about Shostakovich, and appears as protagonist in a film about Stradivari, In Search of the Messiah, screened on networks worldwide (including Australia, Israel, USA, UK), in addition to international broadcasts of her performances.
Ruth won a Classical BRIT award for her debut recording of Shostakovich with the Philharmonia, and subsequently recorded discs for EMI and AVIE, both with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Her award-winning CD, Hidden Acoustics, featuring solo Bach and Bartok, on Nimbus Alliance, accompanied her concert series, also called Hidden Acoustics: “hugely impressive” (The Guardian).
Collaborations include UK and World premieres by composers Sir John Tavener, and Ruth’s father Geoff Palmer; and also premieres of composer-players including Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Gabriela Montero and Gwilym Simcock. Ruth performed as a soloist onstage with Rambert and Sydney Dance Companies: “a struggle to concentrate on the dance when the violinist was so compelling” (Sunday Telegraph).