Thomas Karstens and Reinhard Matthias Ruf are members of the Ensemble Diabelli,
since 1996, which is dedicated to the performance of the chamber music from the classical and romantic era.
Reinhard Matthias Ruf, son of an internationally renowned expert for
Early Music started to play historical instruments at an early age.
He received first musical instructions from his father Hugo Ruf, later
he attended the public music conservatory City of Cologne. At the
Musikhochschule Köln (Cologne) he finished his studies of the transverse
flute as well as the recorder. He has made several musicological studies about performance of early flute music.
Beside his activities as a performer in concerts and on broadcast, R.M. Ruf
is working as an editor of music from 17th and 18th century for important
German publishing companies as Schott and Bärenreiter.
Photos Duo Karstens/Ruf