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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 Queensland Symphony Orchestra 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 (CC 72343 Challenge Classics). These performances were released on Challenge Records and won the prestigious Edison Award 2010 in The Netherlands.
Rudolf Koelman plays the Stradivari “Ex Woolhouse” 1720.

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Camille Saint-Saƫns, Alexander Glazunov
Violin Concertos
Rudolf Koelman
Sergei Prokofiev
Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Rudolf Koelman / Musikkollegium Winterthur
Violin Concertos 1 & 2
The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra / Rudolf Koelman / Jan Willem de Vriend


Rudolf Koelman LIVE in Spiegelzaal: Cantabile from Opus 17 of Paganini.
Rudolf Koelman: JS Bach, Sonate in a minor, Vrije Geluiden