Ruth Minton Musician

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Ruth Minton

Ruth K. Minton read music at Magdalen College, University of Oxford and has an MA in performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Musician Tymek playing the bicycle

Promoting music education is of particular importance to Ruth. She is a Visiting Lecturer
at the Royal Birmingham Junior Conservatoire, as well as a tutor and keyboard player for
the Liverpool based charity EMAE (Early Music as Education).

She also lectures across the music curriculum including analysis, style composition, history and performance, most recently teaching tuning temperaments and intonation at the University of Liverpool.


Ruth’s research interests include eighteenth to nineteenth-century music, in particular
performance practice and historical keyboard instruments. This has involved research on
instruments held at the Cobbe Collection, which is housed at the National Trust property
Hatchlands Park. The instruments Ruth worked with included King George IV’s 1823
Streicher Grand Piano, Elgar’s 1844 Broadwood Square Piano and Chopin’s 1848 Pleyel
Grand Piano.

Her research currently centres on Schubert and his relationship with the piano. In October 2019 she delivered a talk, ‘Schubert and the piano’, and recital for the Schubert Institute UK at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Ruth enjoys working as a solo pianist, accompanist and ensemble musician around the UK,
combining the academic and performance aspects of her portfolio career to engage
audiences and spread her passion and love for music.