Ruth Kiang

Ruth Kiang Headshot.jpg

As a professional freelance violinist in Philadelphia and the surrounding regions, Ruth enjoys the opportunities playing in varied genres of music including classical, musical theatre, and popular music. Recent classical performances include concerts with the Lancaster Symphony, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Concord Chamber Singers, and the Contemplum Contemporary Composers Ensemble. Ruth can be heard in shows at the Walnut Street Theatre and Media Theatre, and was featured in an onstage string quartet for the American premiere of Love Story, The Musical. She has also performed with a number of popular artists and ensembles including Mannheim Steamroller, The Texas Tenors, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, and one of her favorites, Rod Stewart. Ruth plays a “Not A Stradivarius” 2007 as well as a modern electric violin.

Originally hailing from the Midwest, Ruth received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa, a Master of Music degree from Temple University and has played in master classes with the Shanghai Quartet, Fauré Quartett, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Arianna Quartet, Maia Quartet, and the Verdehr Trio. Ruth has served as a guest clinician at the New Jersey Washington Township School District’s American String Teachers’ Association Solo and Ensemble Festival and is currently on the string and chamber music faculty at Temple University Music Prep and the New Jersey School of Music.