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Timothy Ruedeman

Brooklyn, NY

Praised for his “elegant and pure sound” (Saxophone Journal) and noted as “versatile and virtuosic” (Fanfare Magazine), American Saxophonist Timothy Ruedeman is active as a soloist, collaborator, and orchestral musician throughout the US and Internationally. “Tim Ruedeman’s saxophone solos from Tre Pezzi by Giacinto Scelsi were the evening’s tour de force. He proved what the other solos hinted: the extreme virtuosity required for playing slowly and softly, the intricacy of holding a tone.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Performing highlights from 2015-2016 include: soloist for the New York Philharmonic CONTACT! Franco Donatoni’s Hot for solo sopranino/tenor saxophone and ensemble, Metropolitan Museum of Art Celebrating Sax: Adolphe Sax bicentenary exhibit, and radio broadcast for WWFM Classical with the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet. Among other recent highlights are performances at the Lincoln Center Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, soundScape festival in Macagno, Italy, Kennedy Center, Late Show with David Letterman, Imani Winds Festival, and the Bang On A Can Marathon.

An avid orchestral player Mr. Ruedeman has performed with the NY Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Bridgeport Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic, New Jersey Pops, Discovery Orchestra, and Juilliard Symphony and has appeared as soloist with Greenwich Symphony, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Metamorphosis Orchestra, the S.E.M. Ensemble, Hanover Wind Symphony, University of Houston Winds, Rutgers Orchestra, Montclair State Wind Ensemble, and NYU Symphony.

A vital part of New York City’s new music scene, Mr. Ruedeman has performed with many of its premier ensembles: Absolute Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble, Argento Ensemble, American Composers Alliance, Composer Concordance, S.E.M. Ensemble, Wet Ink, North-South Consonance, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Cantori NY. He is a founding member of Flexible Music and the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet and can be heard on recordings for the Naxos, Capstone, Bridge, Albany, New Focus, Ravello, CcnC, and Allegro labels. He has given the premieres of over sixty new works and has collaborated closely with established and emerging composers including Louis Andriessen, Lukas Foss, Eric Ewazen, and Nico Muhly, to name a few. Equally at home in commercial and jazz music Mr. Ruedeman has toured and recorded with rock and Indie legends The Cars, Todd Rundgren, M. Ward, David Foster, Christopher Cross, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Denny Laine of Wings, Paul Shaffer, and the Walkmen.

In addition to performing, Mr. Ruedeman is an active researcher and scholar and has presented research for the American Musical Instrument Society, New York Performing Arts Library, and Nicholas Roerich Museum, and has an ongoing research and performance project Entartete Musik: Degenerate Music, music banned by the Third Reich.

Winner of the 2004 Olga Koussevitzky Winds and Brass competition (NYC) Dr. Ruedeman has serves on the faculty of NYU, William Paterson University, and Long Island University and has previously been visiting faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and New York University.

Charles Wuorinen “Divertimento”

performed live by Tim Ruedeman saxophone and Eric Huebner piano at Friends and Enemies of New Music, NYC

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David Sampson Breathing Lessons Mvt. III

Performed by the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet. Paul Cohen soprano saxophone, Avi Goldrosen alto saxophone, David Demsey tenor saxophone, and Tim Ruedeman baritone saxophone

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Orianna Webb “Sustenance Variations”

Performed by Flexible Music. Tim Ruedeman saxophones, Dan Lippel guitars, Eric Huebner piano, and Haruka Fujii percussion

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