Yorkshire born and bred trumpet player Ruby Barber LRSM started her musical education in the brass band community, as a cornet player. She studied trumpet and voice at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester for five years, under Murray Greig, Tracey Redfern and Diana Palmerston. Ruby was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in 2017 and 2018, playing at prestigious venues such as The Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and The Royal Albert Hall where she performed at the BBC Proms. During her time in the orchestra, Ruby was principal trumpet for Dukas’ ‘L’apprenti Sorcier’ with Sir Mark Elder. Ruby is also involved heavily with the musical theatre industry, having done two years with the National Youth Music Theatre, performing at The Hackney Empire and The Curve, Leicester. She performed her professional debut at The Gatehouse Theatre in Highgate, where she played a 6 week run of the UK premier of the Gershwin Show ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ She is currently in her second year of study at the Royal College of Music under Kate Moore and Amanda Roocroft, where she is a Jane Barker Scholar.
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