22 years old
Since 2016, Ruby Luck has studied with Natasha Vlassenko at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, where she completed her Bachelor of Music (Honours) and is undertaking currently her Master of Music Studies.
At the 2019 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, Ruby received fourth place and performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed Mozart’s Double Concerto with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra in 2018 and with the Young Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra in 2016.
While at the Queensland Conservatorium, Ruby received the 2019 Hilda Woolmer Prize for Pianoforte Accompaniment, the 2019 Margaret Nickson Prize for Voice and Accompaniment, the 2017 Minnie May Bussey Prize (Pianoforte), the 2017 Ruby C Cooling Prize and she was joint winner of the 2017 Queenslanders Foundation Prize.
A passionate chamber musician and soloist, Ruby performs often with many of her peers, including in duos with instrumentalists and vocalists, as well as in trio, quartet and quintet ensembles. She performed alongside German violinist Florian Donderer in the 2018 Queensland Conservatorium Side by Side Concert and played with Australian pianist Daniel de Borah as part of the Ensemble Q mentorship program in 2020.
Ruby has also performed in masterclasses and lessons with Peter Hill, Roy Howat, Alexander Strukov, Lance Coburn, Gil Garburg and Vyacheslav Gryaznov.