Ruth Bruckner is both a specialized performer of classical music on modern and historical instruments and an interpreter of contemporary music - working together with composers, as well as creating her own work.
She was awarded many prizes at International Competitions such as the 1st Prize for Early Music, the Journalist Prize and the Hyogo-Governor-Award at the 10th International Music Competition in Osaka/Japan in 2009. With the Ensemble Les Nations Réunies she won the 1st Prize at the International Early Music competition in Middelburg/The Netherlands in 2011. When graduating from her recorder studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna she was awarded the University’s honorary prize for artistic excellence. She was also awarded scholarships by institutions such as the Austrian Federal Ministry of Culture and Education, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, the International Tokyo Foundation and the Swiss Thyll-Dürr Foundation.
Ruth Bruckner studied historical keyboard instruments at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and graduated from the Master programme for harpsichord at the University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig. At the Conservatory of Music Vienna she graduated from studying the viol. She also studied the recorder at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and graduated with the degree of Master. Supported by the Austrian Federal Chancellery for Arts and Culture she went on to study recorder at the Conservatoire Erik Satie in Paris. At this time she was a resident at the prestigious Cité Internationale des Arts Paris. Furthermore, she took part in the European Erasmus Programme, studying recorder and viol at the Royal College of Music in London. In addition, she undertook studies of philosophy and graduated with a Master degree from University College London. Her dissertation about "René Descartes on music and emotion" received the award of distinction.
Ruth Bruckner is performing in Europe and Japan as a soloist and member in chamber music ensembles. Among the venues she has already performed in are Wiener Musikverein (Großer Saal and Steinerner Saal), Wiener Konzerthaus (Schubert-Saal), MuTh - Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben, Hyogo Performing Arts Center Recital Hall in Nishinomiya/Japan, Oak Theatre (Create Center Hall) in Osaka/Japan, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris/France, Zeeuwse Concertzaal in Middelburg/Netherlands und Basilica Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona/Spain.
Between 2016 and 2020 she has been teaching Chamber Music and Historical Performance Practise at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna/Austria.