Welcome to my website and thanks in advance for checking it out! I like to think of it as my little creative wonderland. You've got my ever-steady flow of music, a touch of art and some photography that hints at what I have been up to over the last few years.
Music has always been my rock through hard times and good. It is an outlet for the emotions I sometimes can't contain. I have cried with it and buzzed off it. I have shared it with friends and family, and connected with new cultures through our musical commonality. The first time I heard Gamelan it left me confused and untouched. When I learnt to play it, the intricate rhythms, the tricky techniques, it took on a new meaning entirely and I was afforded a glimpse into a fascinating and beautiful culture.
The path I chose took me into medicine, but somehow I keep finding little side paths that take me back to my creativity. A year out to finish my music degree, a year out to write, a part time post in Psychiatry to give me emotional space and creative growth. At the centre of medicine lies humanity. Music is the expression of humanity and in psychiatry, a patients narrative is our goal. Sometimes music speaks louder than words, at least it does for me.
Ruinarte is an English musician combining piano with alternative pop and electronic sounds. Starting the piano at age eleven, she was soon fascinated with writing different genres of music, and continued to have a passion for creating new sounds through her school years.
She was awarded young musician of the year for the South West of England at the age of 14. Torn between music and medicine, she started a music course at the Annecy Conservatoire in France, but left to study medicine in the Southwest of England.
Juggling her two passions, she completed a degree in both music and medicine and currently works jointly in mental health and music. Using mental health as a springboard to meet fascinating people in all walks of life, this precious inspiration can be found in her music.
Ruinarte has had multiple tracks featured on BBC introducing Cornwall and Devon, as well as local radio stations across the UK. She was invited to play on the BBC introducing stage at the Little Orchard Cider Festival in 2018 and has performed at Camden Rocks Festival and Port Eliot Festival in 2019. She has had a track featured on Nickelodeon cartoon Mysticons and written the score for Spanish documentary Oria. Ruinarte has recently welcomed Jamie on drums, Christian on bass and Simon on guitar and backing vocals.