Ruth has been playing with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1990. She has also been principal cello with the Carmel Bach Festival and the Fresno Philharmonic, and has been heard in recital in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and London. Strad magazine calls her "a cellist of scrupulous intentions and dextrous manual coordination . . . unimpeachable intonation and admirable poise."
Ruth resides north of San Francisco, in the country near Petaluma, with her husband and two children.