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Kathleen Rudolph

Kathleen Rudolph
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  • Faculty, The Glenn Gould School


Chamber Music

Kathleen Rudolph has been hailed as "a major artist" (CD Review) and as "a virtuoso flutist" (Washington Star). The principal flute of the CBC Radio Orchestra, she is much in demand as a recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher. After 17 years of playing piccolo and serving as assistant principal flute with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Kathleen was appointed teacher of flute and wind coordinator of The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario.

Kathleen has performed in some of the most prestigious chamber music series in the United States and Canada, including Masterpiece Music, the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival, Music in the Morning, the Sarasota Festival, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, and Tanglewood.

While a student, Kathleen was a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and the orchestra at the Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts. She was previously principal flute of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and has been guest principal of the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Often featured as a soloist with the CBC Radio Orchestra, Kathleen gave the North American broadcast premiere of the Strathclyde Concerto No. 6by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, with the composer conducting; and the Canadian premiere of Paul Schoenfeld's Klezmer Rondos. The CBC commissioned a concerto for flute and marimba by John Wyre of Nexus, to be performed by Kathleen and her husband John Rudolph. She gives frequent concerts for flute, viola, and percussion with her husband and daughter.

Kathleen has recorded a solo CD on the CBC Musica Viva label (Silver Sounds for Flute) and is featured with the orchestra on Entre Amis,Northern Landscapes, and Stravinsky and Somers.

The recipient of a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Catholic University of America, Kathleen was an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and on the faculty of the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Courtenay Youth Music Centre. She has given master classes at the Shanghai Conservatory, the Montreal Conservatory, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Orford Centre for the Arts. Her former students hold positions in orchestras in Canada and the United States.

You can email Professor Rudolph at: [email protected]