Christian Artists Seminar

August 5 - August 10 2017

Jean-Pierre Rudolph

Jean-Pierre Rudolph (France) plays mostly jazz and different styles of world music (Middle-Eastern, Mediterranean, Celtic, North-American…). He studied jazz at the “Conservatoire National de Région” of Strasbourg, where he graduated in 1992. Since 1981, he has been playing in different set-ups (duos, bands…) in most European countries, the USA and Argentina. He has recorded for others, with others or under his own name, over 40 CDs and vinyl records. Occasional arranger, producer, teacher, he has also composed for theatre, exhibitions…
His main instrument is the 5-string-violin, but he also doubles on the classical
Turkish kemançe (little 3-string-fiddle), the ud (oriental lute), the mandolin, the guitar and different flutes.

Workshop and seminar topics

  • Improvising on violin in different styles (jazz, blues, “new acoustic”, Latin, folk, …)
  • Introduction to different fiddle styles (Celtic, bluegrass, Eastern Europe…)
  • Jazz violin
  • Basics for jazz improvisation (for all instruments)
  • The violin around the world (outside classical music)
  • Bowed instruments from different continents