After having gained her diploma in music education, German literature and chamber music with Paul Dan and Ulrich Eisenlohr in Mannheim, Juliane Ruf started the new "Lied-Duo" studies with Prof. Irwin Gage in Saarbrücken in 2003. In addition she participated in master classes with Charles Spencer, Graham Johnson, Rudolf Piernay and Helmut Deutsch.
Among the many awards and scholarships of Juliane Ruf, the most important ones are the Kulturpreis Deutsches Lied of the city of Unna, the Norddeutscher Liedpreis and first prize at the Hochschulwettbewerb Lied-Duo. She also was awarded first prize for the best lied accompanist at the Joseph-Suder-Liedwettbewerb, the Paula-Salomon-Liedwettbewerb and the Concours International Lili and Nadia Boulanger. In April 2004 the Liedduo Michael Nagy and Juliane Ruf won the first prize at the Hugo-Wolf-Academy. Other important scholarships were awarded by Podium Junger Musiker and the Richard-Wagner Association.
She made her first Lied-Recital in Wigmore-Hall with Michael Nagy in 2005.