Ruban is one of the most prominent percussionists of his generation. Born in Santiago of Chile, he is currently a member of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra (Osesp), Percorso Ensemble, Escualo Ensemble and Zaºniga/Wenzell Percussion Duo. He studied at the University of Chile with Rodrigo Kanamori and Patricio Hernandez and at the Hochschule fa¼r Musik und Theater Ma¼nchen, in Germany with Alexej Gerassimez, Raymond Curfs and Claudio Estay. He also participated in the Alan Able Percussion Seminar at Temple University and took lessons with Tom Freer, Christopher Lamb, Markus Rhoten, David Friedman, Tom Greenleaves, Wieland Welzel, Ernst-Wilhelm Hilgers, Simone Rubino, Robyn Schulkowsky, among others.
He has played in the main concert halls such as Concertgebouw, Berliner Philharmonie, Royal Albert Hall, Salle Pleyel, Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg, National Centre for the Performing Arts of Beijing, among others. Before his current position, he was the principal percussionist of Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra, percussionist at the Concepcion Symphony Orchestra, and percussionist/timpanist at Youth National Symphony Orchestra of Chile. As a guest musician, he has performed with the Das Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Die Bayerische Staatsoper, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremem, Camerata Salzburg, Das Georgische Kammerorchester, and others. As an active advocate of the contemporary music, Ruban has worked together with renowned composers such as Thomas Ada¨s, Magnus Lindberg, Alexandre Lunsqui, Heinz Holliger, Helmut Lachenmann, and several pieces have been written or dedicated to him. In 2008, he won the Youth Talents Prize of Concepcion Symphony Orchestra and also won the Second Prize in the œInternational Mock Audition “ Pasic 2009 (Indianapolis-USA). He has performed in festivals such as BBC Proms, Campos do Jordao International Festival, Dvorak Prague Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Audi Open Konzert, Lucern Festival, Musica Viva Ma¼nchen, Hong Kong Arts Festival among others events in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Denmark and Germany. As a soloist, he has performed with Osesp, Concepcion Symphony Orcehstra, Ouro Preto Orchestra, Orquestra Experimental de Repertorio and Heliopolis Symphony Orchestra.
Ruban is international artist of Zildjian and Black Swamp Percussion. He regularly gives masterclasses and clinics in Latin America, United States and Europe.