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John Rudolph

Chamber Music
Orchestral Repertoire

John Rudolph

John Rudolph was appointed principal percussionist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) in 1997. He was formerly principal percussionist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra for 21 seasons. John appeared often as featured soloist in Vancouver, including pops, family, masterworks, and new-music series concerts. Other solo appearances have included the Edmonton, Okanagan, and Peterborough Symphony Orchestras, the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University of British Columbia Wind Ensemble, and US Air Force Band in Washington, DC. He has also been featured in TSO primary school concerts and family concerts with Percussion Power, a special program he developed for young audiences.

John can be heard frequently on CBC radio and in numerous chamber music and orchestral recordings. In addition, he has been invited to perform with the percussion sections of the Calgary, Montreal, and National Symphony Orchestras. His teachers have included Alan Abel of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Tony Ames of the National Symphony Orchestra, and Russell Hartenberger of the University of Toronto and Nexus. He teaches at The Royal Conservatory's Glenn Gould School, the University of Toronto, and National Youth Orchestra, and coaches the percussion section of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. John was formerly adjunct professor of music at the University of British Columbia.

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