Rolf Rudin was born in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) on 9 December 1961. There, as well as in Würzburg he studied music-education, composition, conducting and theory of music. After graduating in composition (1991) and conducting (1992) he lectured theory of music at the Frankfurter Musikhochschule from 1993 untill 2001. Since then, he has been living as a freelance composer at Erlensee near Frankfurt/Main.Rolf Rudin held a scholarship of the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes" and in 1990/91 was also awarded a scholarship for a six-month sojourn in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts from the Bavarian Ministry for Cultural Affairs. 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 to be found on concert programs around the world.
Most of his compositions are commission works for several 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. In the meantime his works are documented on more than 60 CDs and with productions and live-recordings at many broadcasting companies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Ireland and the USA.
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.