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Rudolf Koelman

Rudolf Koelman
Dutch violinist Rudolf Koelman regularly performs worldwide as a soloist with numerous internationally renowned orchestras, such as KBS Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, WDR Radio Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra, Combattimento Consort and many others.

One of Jascha Heifetz's last pupils (LA, 1978 to 1981) and first leader of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (until 1999), Rudolf Koelman teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and is frequently invited as a juror and guest professor at international violin competitions and master courses around the world.

Rudolf Koelman has made numerous TV-, radio- and CD recordings among them a live recording of all 24 Paganini Capricci. In 2010, he performed in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and recorded live both Violin Concertos 1 & 2 by Paganini. These performances were released on Challenge Records and won the prestigious Edison Award 2010 in The Netherlands.

'Virtuosity is so natural to him, in each tone, in each phrase, that he truly musically creates, he sings and lights up a myriad of colours.'(NZZ Zürich)

Koelman plays a „golden period“ Stradivari and a Pressenda 1829.