Ruth Rodrigues completed her Undergraduate and Doctoral studies at The University of Birmingham (UK) specialising in violin playing and pedagogy in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Since completing her studies in 2009, she has returned to Singapore and has been teaching music in Raffles Institution as well as continuing her research into performance practice and performance studies. In addition, she has written many scholarly articles on various aspects of music. as well as programme notes for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, as well as various musical groups in Singapore.
In recent years, Ruth has been invited as project musicologist for the ASEAN Contemporary Music Ensemble and several contemporary music festivals in the region. She has also given several conference presentations in Singapore and abroad on music performance and music education, and is actively sought by several organisations in Singapore as an education adviser, including the SSO and the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.
Ruth is also an active violinist and a member of The Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore, on which she serves as Chairperson of the Committee. She recently co-founded the Southeastern Ensemble for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Sounds (SETTS) – a contemporary music ensemble advocating South East Asian composers.
RMA South East Asian Chapter,
The Regional Chapter Convenor