FIU School of Music soprano Adriana Ruiz has been named an Early Music America (EMA) Emerging Artist. According to EMA, Ms. Ruiz was among six artists chosen to “represent the best of emerging early music talent from a very large pool of applicants.” Ms. Ruiz was the only singer chosen. As a result of her award, Ms. Ruiz will perform in the Emerging Artist Showcase at the prestigious Bloomington Early Music Festival at Indiana University, which houses one of the top early music programs in the country. Performances will take place in Auer Hall at the Jacobs School of Music on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 and will be live-streamed by IU Music and subsequently broadcast by WFIU Public Radio. Click here to see the EMA announcement.
Ms. Ruiz recently studied with renowned early music soprano Julianne Baird and lutenist and Director of Tempesta di Mare Richard Stone at the Amherst Early Music Winter Workshop in Philadelphia where she also performed on the workshop concert.
At FIU Ms. Ruiz studies with Dr. Vindhya Khare and has performed with the Collegium Musicum, most notably in the lead role in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis. She has frequently performed with lutenist David Dolata at FIU and in the community on behalf of the Miami Bach Society. In addition to her performances of Renaissance and Baroque music to the accompaniment of the lute and harpsichord, Ms. Ruiz has performed Medieval music while accompanying herself on the Medieval harp.
Audio tracks of some of Ms. Ruiz’ Collegium Musicum performances can be found here. The five tracks at the top of the list feature Ms. Ruiz.