Ruben is a Cello & Guitar Teacher in Sydney
Sydney-based cellist Dr. Ruben Palma studied with Lindy Reksten, Howard Penny, Julian Smiles, and Nicolas Altstaedt, and is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, wherein 2020 he completed a doctoral thesis concentrating upon ornamentation in J.S. Bach’s Six Cello Suites.
Whilst still a student Ruben was a prizewinner and finalist in the 2014 Australian Cello Awards and partook in the 2015 Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artists program and the 2017 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program.
Ruben is a passionate and dedicated teacher and has taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School, the Australian National Academy of Music, and through the Australian Chamber Orchestra Academy program, as well as privately for many years.
Outside of music, Ruben is a keen freediver, cyclist, soccer player, and Real Madrid supporter.