Sara Ruiz studied viola da gamba with Itziar Atutxa and Pere Ros in Madrid and with Ventura Rico in Seville. This was followed by further studies with Lorenz Duftschmid at the Musikhochschule Trossingen and with Vittorio Ghielmi in Lugano from 2004 to 2008. She also studied chamber music with Rolf Lislevand and attended master classes with Jordi Savall, Philippe Pierlot and Christophe Coin. She also completed a master's degree in RIP (Rhetorically Informed Performance).
She has performed with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, al Ayre Español, Armonico Tributo Austria, La Cetra Baroque Orchestra, La Grande Chapelle, among others, in Europe and South America. In 2006 she won the third prize and the special prize for the best interpretation of a work by Karl Friedrich Abel at the international viola da gamba competition "Bach-Abel" in Köthen. Her first solo album "La voix de la viole" with the ensemble La Bellemont, dedicated to the music of Marin Marais, received enthusiastic reviews. Her recordings of the suites of François Couperin and the 12 fantasies of G.P. Telemann are in preparation.
She is a member of Violanet, a European network for viola da gamba, together with gambists such as Marianne Muller, Mieneke van der Velden, Vittorio Ghielmi and Bettina Hoffmann. Since 2018, she has directed the Consort de Violas da Gamba of the University of Salamanca. She has given masterclasses and courses in Poland, Italy, France, Austria and Portugal.
She currently combines her teaching at the Conservatorio Superior de Vigo with an intense concert activity, collaborating as a teacher with La Orquesta Son das Flores, a project that uses music as a tool for social and personal change in a disadvantaged neighborhood of Vigo.