Historical Cello & Viola da Gamba
Originally from Seattle, Washington, Ruby Brallier settled in Sydney in 2023 and is thrilled to join Australia's vibrant early music community. Recent engagements as a soloist and chamber musician include Capitol Early Music (Washington, D.C.), Les Délices (Cleveland), the Taylor Johnson Early Music Series at Michigan State University, University of Notre Dame, Oberlin Conservatory, Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, and Cranbrook Music Guild's Chamber Artist Series. Ruby holds degrees in cello and viola da gamba from Oberlin Conservatory, University of Michigan, and Lawrence University.
Ruby plays an 18th-century Klotz school cello and a bass viol after Hendrik Jacobs by Canadian luthier Francis Beaulieu.
Alongside her private studio, Ruby teaches cello at The Scots College. Prior to relocating to Sydney, Ruby served as cello faculty at Oberlin Conservatory of Music's Community Music School in the United States, where she taught private lessons, group classes, coached chamber music, and led the Early Childhood program. She is a teaching member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.