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Graduate of Northwestern University. Horn soloist Eric Ruske has established himself as an artist of international acclaim. Named Associate Principal horn of The Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 20, his impressive solo career began when he won the 1986 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, First Prize in the 1987 American Horn Competition, and in 1988, the highest prize in the Concours International d’Interprétation Musicale in Reims, France.
Reviewing his recording of the complete Mozart Concerti with Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the New York Times stated, “Mr. Ruske’s approach, firmly positioned with the boundaries of balance, coherence, and good taste that govern the Classical Style, enchants by virtue of its confidence, imagination, and ebullient virtuosity.”
Performances as soloist include appearances with the Baltimore Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Shanghai Radio Broadcast Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, the European Camerata, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic, and a tour with the Israel Chamber Orchestra throughout Israel. His recitals have been presented in venues such as the Louvre in Paris, the 92nd Street Y in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and Dukes Hall in London.
An active chamber musician, he has appeared at the Newport Music Festival, the Spoleto Festival, the OK Mozart International Festival, the Evian Festival, La Musica in Sarasota, Bargemusic in Brooklyn, and the Festival Pablo Casals both in Puerto Rico and in France. Mr. Ruske is in great demand as a teacher and clinician, and in addition to having worked at many universities in the United States, he has taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, and the College of Music at Seoul National University.
His discography includes solo recordings for Telarc, Musical Heritage Society, Fleur de Son, and Albany Records. His most recent recording, a second disc of horn and piano virtuoso transcriptions, will be released on Albany Records in the winter of 2003. A native of LaGrange, Illinois, and a graduate of Northwestern University, Eric Ruske has been the recipient of grants from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and the International Institute of Education. A member of the faculty of Boston University since 1990, Mr. Ruske also directs the Horn Seminar at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
For more information please visit www.ericruske.com