Ruth Butterfield-Winter, pianist, is a native of California. She studied piano at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, with Dr. Vladimir Sokoloff. Ruth has ongoing musical projects with members of the San Francisco Symphony. Ruth has served as orchestral pianist in the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Monterey Chamber Orchestra and Santa Cruz Symphony. Before returning to California in 1994, Ms. Winter was on the accompanying staff at The Juilliard School of Music and played with the New York Chamber Ensemble. She has served as rehearsal pianist & pit orchestra member for several well-known SF Bay Area theatre companies.