Photo: Alan Dean
Conveying emotional sensitivity and dramatic flair, Ruby Jin’s performance has been hailed as “free and affluent...showcasing Jin’s outstanding technical capabilities and musical expression.” As an avid recitalist and chamber musician, Ruby Jin performs regularly at various venues across Canada, such as Music and Beyond Festival and DOMS series in Ottawa, St. Albert Chamber Music Recital Series in Edmonton, Müzewest Festival in Vancouver, and L'Oasis Musicale in Montreal. She has also appeared in international musical scenes in China, South Korea, Germany, and UK. Ms. Jin’s repertoire ranges from classical sonatas to twentieth-century atonal works, and from German Lieder to piano quintets. In recent years, she has been exploring new music, premiering a number of chamber and solo works.
Aside from performance, Ruby Jin devotes herself to educational endeavours. She held a teaching position at McGill during her doctoral residency. Based in Ottawa, she maintains a dynamic and active teaching studio, sharing her passion and knowledge with young generation. Ms. Jin also enjoys conducting music outreach programs with school presentations and piano masterclasses. Currently serving as the president of Harmelodic Music Club, Ms. Jin has been supporting local musical organizations and promoting musical excellence in the communities of the National Capital Region.
A recipient of J. W. McConnell Memorial Fellowship, Ruby Jin holds a Doctor of Music degree in piano performance from the Schulich School of Music of McGill University where she studied with Richard Raymond, Kyoko Hashimoto, and Sara Laimon. Her doctoral dissertation offered an analytical study of fugues in four twentieth-century multi-movement piano sonatas from a performer’s perspective. It was highly praised by the McGill doctoral committee as “a contribution (that) will no doubt be beneficial to those who engage with her work.”