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Masthead Image: Photograph of Ruth Faber

Ruth Faber

Photograph of Ruth Faber Ruth Faber studied the harp at the Royal College of Music with Marisa Robles. Since then she has worked regularly with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, London Symphony and BBC Symphony Orchestras, along with the English Chamber Orchestra and London Mozart Players. Regional orchestral work has included Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh Opera and Birmingham Royal Ballet, a post she held before moving to the West Country.

Ruth's busy solo schedule has featured recitals all over the UK and abroad, notably concerts at the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. She has played concerti with the English Chamber Orchestra and Bournemouth Sinfonietta. Broadcast appearances have seen her appear on BBC1 and BBC 2 televison and also on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4. She has played as a soloist for Her Majesty The Queen, the late Queen Mother, Prince Philip and the Duchess of Gloucester.

Teaching is an important part of Ruth’s life; she currently teaches at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Junior Guildhall, Wells Cathedral School, Bristol and Bath Spa Universities.

On a lighter note, Ruth has travelled around the world playing for British Airways Promotions.


Ruth Faber is a harpist of more than ordinary skill, able to draw rich and perspective sounds from her instrument……     The Times

Her firmly articulated, rhythmically secure harp playing was always a delight.   The Times

Ruth Faber, a harpist of dazzling accomplishment……… Classical Music

Ruth Faber is a player of very considerable talent. She has a placid manner on stage until the music starts, when her concentration becomes compelling; one of those artists who really seem to be part of their instrument.   Classical Music