Ruth Bruckner is a specialized performer of Early Music on historical instruments. She has been studying keyboard instruments, viol and recorder in Vienna, Paris, London and Leipzig and also graduated from studying philosophy in Vienna and London.
She was awarded many prizes at International Competitions such as the 1st Prize for Early Music Instrumentalists, 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. In the last years 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 the recorder with Hans Maria Kneihs at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Supported by the Austrian Federal Chancellery for Arts and Culture she also studied the recorder with Sébastien Marq at the Conservatoire Erik Satie in Paris. At this time she was a resident at the prestigious Cité Internationale des Arts Paris. Furthermore, she studied at the Royal College of Music in London with Ashley Solomon (recorder) and Richard Boothby (viol). At the Conservatory of Music Vienna she graduated from studying the viol with Pierre Pitzl. She has also been a harpsichord student of Gordon Murray at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and graduated from the Master programme for harpsichord with Nicholas Parle at the University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig.
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 Konzerthaus (Schubert-Saal), Wiener Musikverein (Großer Saal and Steinerner 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.
She is currently teaching Historical Performance Practice at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.