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.
He has worked with many leading conductors, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Oliver Knussen, Simon 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 Hind’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 Hind was the Artistic Director of spnm for two years, and has curated concerts for example at London’s Roundhouse. Rolf’s most recent composition is a concerto for accordion and orchestra for James Crabb and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, at London’s Barbican Centre.
An interest in new dance has resulted in various collaborations, for example with leading Portuguese choreographer Rui Horta, Rolf has toured internationally a new work, Danza Preparata, featuring the Sonatas and Interludes of John Cage for prepared piano, with dancer Silvia Bertoncelli.