Ruth Kenyon ARCM   
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Ruth began learning the harp at the age of 8, soon earning a Music Scholarship to Badminton School in Bristol. Her earliest performances included playing with The National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain and as a soloist in Handel's Harp Concerto at St. George's Brandon Hill, Bristol when she was 13. At 17 she became the Resident Harpist at the illustrious Bath Spa Hotel.

After studying with soloist Susan Drake for 5 years, Ruth gained an Associateship to The Royal College of Music - ARCM, in harp performance. Following this, she studied at Kings College, London for a degree in Pharmacology, subsequently working in the Pharmaceutical industry. Ultimately the harp was to dominate and she now lives in Bath, from where she plays regularly all over the West Country.

Ruth has featured as a soloist in Rodrigo's Concerto Serenata, Danses Sacree et Profane by Debussy and Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto. She has accompanied numerous choirs in works such as Britten's Ceremony of Carols and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. She has broadcast for BBC Radio and Television, undertaken a large number of opera projects and regularly plays in a range of orchestral concerts as well as having played at more than 400 weddings!