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Rolf Hind

Rolf Hind's career has blossomed over twenty-five years in a multitude of directions -- establishing him now as a major force as soloist, composer, recording artist, chamber musician, pedagogue, collaborator and concert planner.
His work as a recitalist has taken him to many of the leading new music festivals in Europe -- by way of Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and tours of Korea, Taiwan and Cuba.

Rolf has worked with many leading conductors, including Ashkenazy, Knussen, Rattle, David Robertson and Andrew Davis and appeared at the BBC Proms seven times. Orchestras he has worked with include the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Munich Philharmonic, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Malmo Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and many appearances with the London Sinfonietta, the LPO, RPO, the BBC Symphony and all the other BBC orchestras.

Rolf's compositions range from solo piano pieces, via a piano trio, two string quartets and a piano quintet to a piano concerto, Maya-Sesha, his first orchestral work, since nominated for a British Composer's Award. Much of his music is inspired by a fascination with the culture,
mythology, philosophy and music of India, which he has travelled to often. At the same time it draws on the technical adventurousness of certain performers, including himself!

The roster of composers who have worked with Rolf or written for him reads like a who's who, and includes Tan Dun, John Adams, Helmut Lachenmann, Unsuk Chin, Elliott Carter, George Benjamin, James McMillan amongst many others.

Rolf was the Artistic Director of spnm for 2 years, and has curated concerts for example at London's Roundhouse.

Rolf's most recent ensemble work was a concertante piece for clarinet and ensemble, called sit stand walk, premiered at London's Spitalfields Festival in June 2011.

His latest concerto was for accordion and orchestra with soloist James Crabb and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, 'The Tiniest House of Time', premiered on 24th November 2012 at London's Barbican Centre.

An interest in new dance has resulted in various collaborations and he and the leading Portuguese choreographer Rui Horta have collaborated on a large-scale tour of a new work featuring the Sonatas and Interludes of John Cage for prepared piano, with dancer.

Cage also featured in many of Rolf's recital programmes during the Cage 2012 anniversary year, including an appearance at the SOUND SCOTLAND Festival in November 2012.
Rolf Hind's career has blossomed over twenty-five years in a multitude of directions -- establishing him now as a major force as soloist, composer, recording artist, chamber musician, pedagogue, collaborator and concert planner.
His work as a...
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