Rolf Rudin (b. 9 December 1961, Frankfurt/Main, Germany) studied music education, composition, conducting and theory of music in Frankfurt and and in Würzburg. After graduating in composition (1991) and conducting (1992) he lectured music theory at the Frankfurter Musikhochschule from 1993 to 2001. Since then, he has been living as a freelance composer in Erlensee near Frankfurt/Main.
Rudin earned a scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, and in 1990–91 was awarded a scholarship for a six-month sojourn in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts from the Bavarian Ministry for Cultural Affairs. In 2010 he received the Cultural Award of the Main-Kinzig-Region near Frankfurt for outstanding cultural and artistic performance. Many of his compositions for chamber music, choir and orchestra have won prizes at German and international competitions and are performed worldwide.
From 1999 to 2005 Rudin was a member of the International WASBE-Board. Since 2003 he has served as vice president of the Hessian section of the German Composer’s Society.
Most of his compositions are commissioned works for institutes, orchestras, ensembles, choirs and musicians of Germany and other countries. Some of his compositions were nominated as compulsory pieces at German and international competitions. His works are documented on more than 50 CDs, with productions and live recordings at many broadcasting companies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Ireland and the U.S.
Works for Winds
- Amen (2011)
- Bacchanale (1990/1998)
- bis ins Unendliche
- Das Verströmen der Seele – Eine Totenklage (1997)
- Die Druiden (1994)
- Dream of Oenghus, The (1993/94, 1996)
- Ein Wallenspiel. See: A Playing of the Waves
- Out of Nowhere, Opus 76 (2007/8)
- A Playing of the Waves (1997)
- Sechs Tanze
- Song without Words (1997)
- Submerged City. See: A Playing of the Waves
- World - Why - Die II? (2001/2015)
- Cornett, Patricia. "Amen, Op. 80." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 323-332. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
- Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 238.
- Rolf Rudin website
- Salzman, Timothy, editor. (2012) A Composer's Insight. Volume 5. Galesville, Md.: Meredith Music Publications. pp. 197–214.