Gabriela Ruiz

Cello photoGabriela teaches through a variety of methods including Suzuki methods and the Royal Conservatory. Gabriela has over 12 years of experience teaching students from beginner to advanced from youngsters to mature adults. She encourages collaboration in music, even from an early age, by way of playing duets with his students, having parents participate in lessons, or encouraging the student to pursue ensemble participation in the community.

Gabriela Ruiz began her musical studies in 1991 in the Center for Musical Studies (CEM) of the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), in 1999 Ms. Ruiz was accepted as a student by Gayane Mndoian with whom she would study until earning her bachelor’s degree in music in 2008 specializing in the Cello with honors by acquiring the “academic merit” award from the UABC School of Art.

Gabriela has been a recipient of the Baja California Institute of Culture’s Artistic and Cultural Promotion Grant. Has won the FOECA Scholarship alongside the Auca string quartet with the violist Orlando Mora, with their project “Music for string quartets by Mexican composers”. The Arts and Culture Support Grant from the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) in 2008, the National Arts Center Music Bursary for International Students Scholarship for 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 periods, the Deferential Admissions Scholarship form Ottawa University and she has recently won the FONCA grant for international studies in 2010.

Gabriela has attended master classes with Hans Jorgen Jensen, Paul Putford, Thomas Wiebe, Vernon Regher, Sebastian Toettcher principal of the Mainly Mozart Festival, Gela Dubrova, Simon Fryer, Martin Beaver Violinist of the Tokio String Quartet, the Penderecki String Quartet, the Shanghai String Quartet, the Lafayette String Quartet, Profesor Charles Curtis of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and period interpretation with Omar Hernández-Hidalgo.

Gabriela has played in the Baja California Orchestra from 1999 to 2009. Was principal cello in the San Diego State University Orchestra under Daniel Barra. Founding member of the Auca String Quartet and the Ome Duet. She has been principal cellist of the Center for Musical Studies Orchestra (OCEM), of the UABC contemporary ensemble, the Ensenada Chamber Orchestra and Barrock’O Ensemble. Was Cello teacher for the Center for Musical Studies from 2000 to 2010 and in the UABC School of Art Bachelors degree from 2009 to 2010. Has participated in workshops organized by Dr. Steffano Scodanibbio, Mario Lavista, Horacio Franco, Julio Estrada and Dr. Velia Nieto.

Gabriela is currently finishing her Masters Degree in Music specializing in Cello Performance under Professor Paul Marleyn in the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada.

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