Ruth Wilkinson is a recorder and viol player whose musical expertise and passions are based on the performance of music from the 12th to the 18th century. Her performances have been praised for their musical integrity, imagination and brilliance.
As a member of many of Australia’s early music ensembles including La Romanesca, Capella Corelli and Consort Eclectus she has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe and South East Asia for Musica Viva. She has recorded numerous CDs on Move and Larrikin labels with her ensembles, and has also released a solo recording of French recorder music by Dieupart entitled Countess of Sandwich and another with violinist Cynthia O’Brien, Concert a deux, recorded in the church of Santa Maria Nuova, Cortona Italy. Ruth’s playing commitments are complemented by the teaching of recorder and Historical Performance Practice at the Early Music Studio of the University of Melbourne.
She has produced a generation of talented professional recorder players who are working in Australia, Europe and America including the recorder virtuosi Genevieve Lacey and Amy Power.