Rolf Rudin (b. 9 December 1961, Frankfurt/Main, Germany) is a German composer.
Mr. Rudin 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 on 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, and since November 2012 he has been president of the German Section of WASBE. Since 2003 he has served as vice president of the Hessian/Saarland/Rhineland-Palatinate 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.
Workshops for composition, analysis and instrumentation, for conducting and about the interpretation of his own works, to which he is invited by several countries, broaden his activities. These are also helpful in establishing contact between the composer and the interpreter
Works for Winds
- Abendklänge (2000/01)
- Am Ende Des Tages (2000)
- Amen (2011)
- Aufbruch (2008)
- Bacchanale (1990/1998)
- Bis ins Unendliche… (2000/2001
- Bleicher Mond (1997)
- A Christmas Carol (2008)
- Curiosity (2013)
- Das Verströmen der Seele – Eine Totenklage (1997)
- Der Traum Des Oenghus (1993/94, 1996)
- Die Druiden (1994)
- The Dream of Oenghus. See: Der Traum Des Oenghus
- Ein Wellenspiel (1997)
- Ferne Weite (2005)
- Firmament (1995)
- Geheimnisvoller Ort (2016)
- The God Particle (2014)
- Hymn and Hallelujah (2011)
- Imperial Prelude (1989)
- Klingsteinberg (2016/17)
- Lied ohne Worte (1997)
- A Little Walk in the Garden (2003)
- Lost Message (2013)
- Mondspiegel (1999)
- Nice Message (2013)
- An Old French Sailor's Tale (2004)
- Open Up! (2003)
- Out of Nowhere (2007/8)
- A Playing of the Waves. See: Ein Wellenspiel
- Psychograms. See: Symphony No. 5
- Requiem (2005)
- Sechs Tänze (2006)
- Shepherds' Procession (2004)
- Silent Message (2013)
- Smileys (2013)
- SMS (2013)
- Song without Words. See: Lied ohne Worte
- Stille Hoffnung (2010)
- Storm (2007)
- Submerged City. See: Versunkene Stadt
- Symphony No. 1 (1991–93)
- Symphony No. 4 (1994/95)
- Symphony No. 5 (2014)
- Te Deum (2016/17)
- Tore der Sonne (2008)
- Versunkene Stadt (1997)
- Vom Ende der Zeit (1998/99)
- Wi(e)derhall (1995/96)
- Wolkenstein-Lieder (2000)
- World - Why - Die II? (2001/2015)
- Zwanzig Schritte (1999)
- 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, personal correspondence, January 2021
- Rolf Rudin website
- Rolf Rudin. Wikipedia. Accessed 23 July 2023
- Salzman, Timothy, editor. (2012) A Composer's Insight. Volume 5. Galesville, Md.: Meredith Music Publications. pp. 197–214.