Ruth Velten is an expert in new-music. She has performed with various ensembles and played in many recordings, including her solo album, "Different Traces", released in 2016. She has visited the Amadeus Music School several times to conduct masterclasses for woodwind instruments.
Ruth was born in Flensburg. She studied both performance and pedagogy at the Berlin University of the Arts and the Hochschule für Musik Cologne, before completing her ‘Konzertexamen’ diploma at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ Berlin. She gained valuable musical insight in particular from Eberhard Feltz, William Forman, Jacques Ammon, Ib Hausmann and Cuarteto Casals. She has received scholarships from the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the International Ensemble Modern Academy, the Meinert’sche Foundation and the German ‘Musikleben’ Foundation. Ruth’s special interest lies with new-music. She is a member of the ensemble LUX:NM and has performed casually with Ensemble Modern and Ensemble Adapter. She has recorded with Dietmar Wiesner, Ensemble Modern (Ghibli-EM Media) and has performed as assistant with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern among others. She is a founding member of the Sonic.Art Saxophone quartet. Since 2013 she has been the director of the IM FOKUS concert series of New Music in Berlin, in which she undertakes New Music productions of her own. Her discography includes recordings on the GENUIN classics label and many of her performances have been broadcasted on German stations, such as Deutschlandfunk and NDR. Her solo album Different Traces was released in 2016. She regularly gives masterclasses at conservatories and universities.