Ruby Hughes, soprano and Huw Watkins, piano 2018-12-17T14:42:59+00:00

Ruby Hughes, soprano and Huw Watkins, piano

THURSDAY 25th JULY 2019

Ruby Hughes, soprano and Huw Watkins, piano

Ruby Hughes began her musical studies as a cellist graduating from the Guildhall School of Music in London. She went on to study voice at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich and the Royal College of Music, London. Ruby is a holder of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, winner of both First Prize and The Audience Prize at the 2009 London Handel Singing Competition and a former BBC New Generation Artist. Pianist Huw Watkins is one of Britain’s foremost composers and teaches composition at the Royal College.

Pianist Huw Watkins performs regularly with orchestras such as BBC Symphony, BBC NOW and Britten Sinfonia, he has appeared at Aldeburgh and Cheltenham festivals, at Wigmore Hall, Barbican, the Lincoln Center in New York and at major venues in Europe. As a composer, he has written works for the Nash Ensemble, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Belcea and Elias Quartets, BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra. He is currently Composer in Association with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and won the Lincoln Chamber Music Society’s 2016 Elise L Stoeger Prize, in recognition of significant contributions to the field of chamber music composition. He has recorded cello and piano works with Paul Watkins, Alexander Goehr’s piano cycle Symmetry Disorders Reach and Thomas Adès’s song cycle The Lover in Winter with Robin Blaze. NMC Records released a disc of his compositions entitled In my craft or sullen art. Born in Wales, he studied piano with Peter Lawson at Chetham’s School of Music and composition with Robin Holloway, Alexander Goehr and Julian Anderson at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music. He now teaches composition at the Royal Academy of Music and regularly features on BBC Radio 3.