Rudolf Koelman

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born on 2/10/1959 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Rudolf Koelman

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Rudolf Koelman is a Dutch violinist born in Amsterdam in 1959 and is a professor at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) in Switzerland.


Koelman studied the violin with Jan Bor, Herman Krebbers and Jascha Heifetz. From 1996 until 1999 he was the concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. He is Professor of solo and concert violin at the "Zürcher Hochschule der Künste" (ZHdK) in Switzerland where he also leads his chamber orchestra ZHdK Strings. He is frequently invited as a jury member at international violin competitions and master classes such as the International Holland Music Sessions and Keshet Eilon in Israel.


Koelman plays a violin made by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda in 1829 and a violin made by Jaap Bolink in 1984.

Solo career

Koelman has performed as a soloist with various orchestras, including Amsterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, Berner Symphonieorchester, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Concertgebouw Kamerorkest, Combattimento Consort, Fremantle Chamber Orchestra, Haydn Synfonietta Wien, Innsbrucker Symphonieorchester, WDR Kölnisches Rundfunkorchester, Korean Broadcasting System Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Radio Kamer Orkest, Radio Philharmonisch Orkest, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Tokyo Philharmonic, Winterthurer Symphoniker, Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur (Stadtorchester Winterthur) and Zürcher Kammerorchester.


  • J.S. Bach, Eugène Ysaÿe, Edvard Grieg: solosonatas (Grieg with Ferenc Bognàr) 1984 (LP)
  • Rudolf Koelman plays his favorite encores: 16 virtuoso compositions with Ferenc Bognàr ORF 1986 (LP-CD)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns, Pablo de Sarasate: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Zigeunerweisen with orchestra Winterthur, 1988
  • Julius Conus: Violinconcerto e-minor, with orchestra (live) Take One records 1990
  • Fritz Kreisler: 16 Masterpieces, with Ulrich Koella, Ars 1991, ASIN B000000U2I
  • Johannes Brahms: The Violin Sonatas, with Antoine Oomen, Ars 1991, ASIN B000000U2L
  • Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Alfred Schnittke Piano quartett, Wiediscon 1994
  • Sergei Prokofiev: 2 Sonatas, with Antoine Oomen, Ars 1993, ASIN B000024PYF
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni, Ars 1995, ASIN B000024PXU
  • Niccolò Paganini: 24 Capricci, (live)Wiediscon 1996 & Hänssler Classics 2004, ASIN B0009IORFM
  • Jean-Marie Leclair: 6 duosonatas with Henk Rubingh, 1998
  • "The Magic of Wood" with 15 instruments of Roberto Regazzi, Dynamic & Florenus 2005, ASIN B000BUEGJA
  • W.A. Mozart 2 Duos violin/viola with Conrad Zwicky Wiediscon 2007
  • Wieniawski: Violin concerto Nr. 2, d-minor Camille Saint-Saëns: Intr. et Rondo Capriccioso, Havanaise, Fremantle Chamber Orchestra/Jessica Gethin
  • Niccolò Paganini Violin concerto's Nr.1 & Nr.2, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra/Jan Willem de Vriend Challenge Classics CC72343 Winner of Edison Award for most popular classical album in the Netherlands 2010


  • "The Magic of Wood" from Lutherie to Music, publisher: Florenus Edizioni (English/German/French/Japanese/Dutch)) ISBN 88-85250-07-6
  • "Master Class" written by Herman Krebbers and Niels Le Large, publisher: Herman Lieve (English/Dutch)
  • "Oskar Back en veertig jaar Nationaal Vioolconcours" written by Theo Olof, publisher: THOTH-Bussum (Dutch) ISBN 90-6868-391-8
  • "Heifetz leerling van god" written by Wenneke Savenije, publisher: Edzeetera-Zandvoort (Dutch)
  • "The Umbrella Academy" Comic by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba, Rudolf Koelman appears on page 82, publisher: Dark Horse Comics ISBN 978-1-59307-978-9

External links

  • Official English/German homepage
  • Keshet Eilon
  • Holland music sessions
  • Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
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