Ruth Waterman

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ORCHESTRAL REPERTOIRE

Standard concerto repertoire is augmented by shorter works e.g.

RECITAL REPERTOIRE

SAMPLE PROGRAMMES

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EXPLORATION CONCERTS

These unusual events, lasting anywhere from one hour to full concert-length, have been presented widely in the UK and US, including Lincoln Center and Wigmore Hall, as well as in France, Germany, Israel and Russia. Consisting of a performance preceded by a lively exploration of the music, Ruth Waterman guides new and sophisticated listeners alike into and beyond the notes, fostering a more profound and vital engagement with the culminating performance.

This is not music history or facts or anecdotes, although these are often scattered about: rather she selects aspects of the composition that currently fascinate her, illustrating constantly, comparing recordings of other violinists, and exploring how different composers achieve their effects as well as how different ways of playing will transform meaning and emotion.

She has performed most of the recital repertoire in this way, including the major romantic works and the complete cycles of Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann sonatas.

A series of two or more events provides the opportunity to survey the complete violin sonata output of one composer e.g.:

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CONDUCTING

Ruth Waterman has conducted orchestras in places as diverse as the palace of the Hermitage in St Petersburg (Hermitage State Orchestra) and the ruins of Sarajevo (Mostar Sinfonietta). Her involvement with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra led to her directing performances across the US, Europe and South America, as well as recordings for Deutsche Grammophon.

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"Ruth Waterman distinguished herself by giving an intriguing talk on the problems of Bach interpretation, complete with demonstrations of contemporary dance steps, as well as performances of musical examples on both violin and piano."

The Strad

"Each musical composition creates its own world. The world of a great composition is so inspired and complex and allusive that a lifetime of study may not reveal all there is to hear."

Ruth Waterman