Artist Profile

Ruth Conroy

Ruth Conry, a senior at Edina High School, is a native of Duluth, Minnesota. She began playing the violin at age 4 with her twin brother in a local Suzuki program. By the time middle school began, Ruth’s primary interest had become apparent; making beautiful violin music. She studies with Professor Sally O’Reilly, who continues to inspire and encourage her. Recent accomplishments include performing on the programs of the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, Universitat Mozarteum Sommerakademie in Austria, and the Pienza Music Festival in Italy. She enjoys playing as concertmaster of the GTCYS Symphony during the year, and as a PSEO student in the University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Minnesota. She placed and received honorable mentions at the YPSCA Competition, Mary West Competition, Thursday Musical Competition, and Schubert Club Competition, and has performed as a soloist with the Golden Valley Symphony and the University of Minnesota Campus Orchestra. When not practicing or performing, she enjoys taking walks along Lake Superior in her hometown.