The Cuban soprano ADRIANA RUIZ began her studies of piano at the age of seven and completed her studies of Voice and Choral Conducting at the Esteban Salas Conservatory of Music in Cuba.
Most recently (just before the COVID-19 restrictions), Ms. Ruiz appeared as soloist and ensemble member with the award-winning Apollo's Fire, touring to New York City, Cleveland, and Chicago. She also gave a solo recital of Spanish Renaissance songs with Baroque guitarist Jason Yoshida on the newly-created VAMS Virtual Online Recital Series, attracting well over one thousand viewers.
For several years, this compelling artist was part of the distinguished Cuban choir, Orfeon Santiago, under the direction of laureate director Electo Silva. She made various recordings with this ensemble as a soloist and lead soprano, as well as participating in tours of both Europe and the Caribbean.
First prize winner of the French Song Contest held in Havana, Ms. Ruiz performed in multiple venues throughout Paris, France. A specialist of early music, she was named an Early Music America (EMA) Emerging Artist. According to EMA, Ms. Ruiz was the only one chosen to "represent the best of emerging early music talent from a very large pool of applicants." As a result of her award, she performed 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.
Recipient of the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Florida International University, Ms. Ruiz she studied with Dr. Vindhya Khare and performed with the Collegium Musicum, most notably in the lead role in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis. She has performed frequently 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.
The Cuban soprano Adriana Ruiz dazzled with her jewel-like tone.” – Boston Globe
”Soloist Adriana Ruiz reached a skillful compromise between lyric mature soprano and boy soprano, giving it both innocence and warmth.”
– The Boston Musical Intelligencer