Triin Ruubel is one of the most outstanding violinists of her generation. She is active as a soloist and chamber musician and has been concertmaster of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra since 2015. She has performed in South Korea, all over Europe and America.
Ruubel graduated from the Tallinn Music High School and the Rostock University of Music and Drama, Germany (class of Petru Munteanu). During her studies, she participated in several competitions, winning, among others, 1st Prize and two special prizes at the Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition. Out of interest in contemporary music, she founded the new music ensemble Neophon in Rostock in 2011 with friends and fellow students, which led to collaborations with contemporary composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Peter Ruzicka and Jörg Widmann. New music has an important place in Ruubel’s repertoire. This season she will perform contemporary violin concertos by Erkki-Sven Tüür, Pēteris Vasks and Mihkel Kerem. Among other works, she will record Kerem’s Violin Concerto with the Pärnu City Orchestra.
As a soloist, Triin has appeared with orchestras in Estonia and abroad, including the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, Orchestre des Jeunes d’Île-de-France, Balkan Festival Orchestra, Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonie der Nationen. She has collaborated with esteemed conductors of Estonia, such as Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Arvo Volmer, Olari Elts, and Kristiina Poska. She has been a guest concertmaster of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. In 2015, she started teaching at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Ruubel has also been a tutor at Järvi Academy masterclasses for several years and a member of the Estonian Festival Orchestra. Masterclasses have also taken her to Germany and Portugal. In 2018, she made her debut with twin sister Kärt Ruubel at the Berlin Philharmonic in the series “Debüt Im Deutschlandfunk”. Her chamber music partners have been Elisabeth Leonskaja, Vikingur Ólafsson, Matthew Hunt, Olli Mustonen, Wolfgang Boettcher, Florian Donderer, and others.
Her first CD with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Neeme Järvi was released in 2020. The album, which has received much positive international media coverage, features Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto and Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Two Sentimental Romances.