Winner of the 2012 John Scott Award from the Scottish Opera Endowment Trust, Second Prize at the Hilde Zadek International Singing Competition 2015, Second Prize at the 2012 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the 2011 Leonard Ingrams Award from Garsington Opera, Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge. She was taught by David Lowe and sang with Jesus College Chapel Choir under Dan Hyde, with whom she recorded Charles Wood’s St Mark Passion for Naxos.
Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson studied with Lillian Watson and Audrey Hyland on the Opera Course at London’s Royal Academy of Music. At the RAM, her roles included Zhou in the world première of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Kommilionen!, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte and Queen of the Night Die Zauberflöte. Ruth was a Bach Kohn Scholar for the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series and a member of the Royal Academy of Music Song Circle, through which she made her debuts at King’s Place and the Wigmore Hall. She has won the Pavarotti Prize, the Dame Eva Turner Operatic Award and the Jackdaw Vocal Awards. She was also a prize winner at Clonter Opera and in the AESS Courtney Kenny English Song Competition, and a finalist in both the Richard Lewis Competition and the Nancy Nuttall Early Music Prize. She has undertaken masterclasses with Sir Thomas Allen, Barbara Bonney, Angelika Kirchschlager and Ann Murray DBE.
Ruth’s operatic highlights include Zerlina in Sir Thomas Allen’s new production of Don Giovanni at Scottish Opera, Norina Don Pasquale with Scottish Opera, Queen of the Night The Magic Flute with New Zealand Opera, Northern Ireland Opera, Bath International Festival and Garsington Opera at West Green House, Philidel King Arthur with Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn, Philine Mignon with NSO Productions, Lisette La Rondine with Iford Arts, Papagena The Magic Flute with Scottish Opera and Garsington Opera, Frasquita Carmen for Raymond Gubbay Ltd at the Royal Albert Hall, Fire and Nightingale L'Enfant et les Sortilèges with Samling at Sage Gateshead and Dew Fairy Hänsel und Gretel for Garsington Opera.
Concert Highlights include Mozart Requiem with John Rutter and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Orff Carmina Burana with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, Haydn Missa in Angustiis with Mark Williams and the Choirs of Jesus College Cambridge, McCarthy Codebreaker and Orff Carmina Burana with the Hertfordshire Chorus at Barbican London, Bach B Minor Mass with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, Messiah with Brian Kay at the Royal Albert Hall, Messiah at Sage Gateshead with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Mozart Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall, Coronation Classics at the Royal Albert Hall, the Nelson Mass at St John’s, Smith Square, Exsultate Jubilate at Chichester Cathedral, Mozart Mass in C Minor and Vivaldi Gloria with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and The Cholmondeley Castle Proms Fireworks Concert with the Manchester Camerata. Her broadcasts include In Tune for BBC Radio 3.
Ruth was selected as “Artist of the Month” in Opera Now, and she was also featured as a “New Music Artist” for the Telegraph. She is a Samling Artist and recipient of the ARAM honour from the Royal Academy of Music.