B i o g r a p h y


Triin Ruubel is an Estonian violinist who performs throughout Europe as a soloist and a chamber musician. Since April 2015 she holds the position of concertmaster of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (principal conductor and artistic director Neeme Järvi). Born to a musical family in Tallinn, she began her first violin lessons at the age of six and entered the Tallinn Music High School. She recieved her Artist Diploma in Germnay at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock, in the class of Prof. Petru Munteanu.


 Triin is a prizewinner of international competitions. She has won the Grand Prix in „Remember Enescu“ Competition in Romania (2007), the 1st Prize and the „Virtuoso Prize“ at the Kloster Schöntal Violin Competition in Germany (2009), 3rd Prize at the Ginette Neveu Competition in Avignon (2009) and the Audience Prize at the „Premio Rodolfo Lipizer“ Competition in Italy (2010). 


Triin has performed as a soloist with Haydn Orchestra Bolzano, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre des Jeunes d'Île-de-France (OJIF), Philarmonia of the Nations, Balcan Festival Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Polish Chamber Philarmonic, Philharmonisches Orchester Vorpommern and the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, with conductors like Neeme Järvi, Arvo Volmer and Justus Frantz. In 2018 she played her Berliner Philarmonie debut in a recital with her twin sister Kärt Ruubel and was the soloist on Estonian National Symphony Orchestras United States Tour performing the Mendelssohn Concerto.


Triin’s interest in contemporary music has lead to collaborations with Wolfgang Rihm, Peter Ruzicka and Jörg Widmann. Contemporary music has also an important place in her solo repertoire and various estonian composers have dedicated works for her. 2019 she did a world premiere of Mihkel Kerems Violin Concerto. 


 She is a regular guest at the Pärnu Music Festival and a member of the Estonian Festival Orchestra. At the Pärnu Music Festival she has also performed with the likes of Ivry Gitlis and Paavo Järvi. 


 She has also appeared as a guest Concertmaster with the Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie Bremen and Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France. Being very keen on teaching, she joined the teaching facutly of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater in September 2015. She teaches regularly at the Järvi Academy of the Pärnu Music Festival.


Highlights of the season 2019/2020 include performances of Erkki-Sven Tüür's Violin Concerto Nr 2 with Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Peteris Vasks' "Vox Amores" with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.