Rodolfo Richter

Rodolfo Richter

Rodolfo Richter

Acclaimed violin virtuoso best known for his work with the award-winning ensemble Palladians.


    British/Brazilian violinist Rodolfo Richter appears as soloist and director with, among others, Tafelmusik (Canada), Arion (Canada), Portland Baroque Orchestra (USA), Orquestra Barroca de Sevilla (Spain), B'Rock (Belgium), Cappella Mediterranea (France), Concerto Koln (Germany), Academia Montis Regalis (Italy), the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the English Concert and the of Academy Ancient Music (UK) in venues around the world, including such prestigious venues as London’s Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebow in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Wien, Sidney’s City Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and the Alice Tuly Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York.

    Increasingly in demand as a director, he has been praised by the international press as ‘one of the most inspirational baroque violinist of his generation’ and has worked regularly with artists like Kristian Bezuidenhout, Alexander Melnikov, Raquel Andueza, Mireille Lebel, Maria Cristina Kiehr, Sonia Prina, Karina Gauvin and Bernarda Fink. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated in concerts and recordings with Monica Huggett, Andrew Manze, Giuliano Carmingola, Roel Dieltiens, Richard Egarr and Gustav Leonhardt. Since 2002 he is a member of the acclaimed Palladian Ensemble (now known as Palladians).

    He has recorded Vivaldi’s solo concertos for Opus 111, Bach and Telemann's triple concertos for Channel Classics, Bach's Brandenburg Concertos and Handel's trio sonatas op. 2 and op. 5 with AAM for Harmonia Mundi USA, Petersen’s violin sonatas and Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons for Etcetera, an album of sonatas by Tartini and Veracini and the first recording of the complete sonatas by Erlebach, both for Linn Records. Future recording plans include the premiere recording of Guretzkyi’s violin concerto, as well as sonatas and concertos by Bach.

    Rodolfo studied violin with Klaus Wusthoff and Pinchas Zuckermann and composition with Hans Joachim Koellreutter and Pierre Boulez. He later specialized in the baroque violin with Monica Huggett and was a prizewinner at the prestigious International Early Music Competition for Ensembles in Bruges (2000) and first prize at the Antonio Vivaldi International Violin Competition (2001). From 2005 to 2015 he was concertmaster of the Academy of Ancient Music and professor of baroque violin at the Royal College of Music in London and from 2009 to 2018 he was concertmaster of B'Rock.

    Currently he tours around the globe with his Richter Ensemble with programs like Vivaldi L’Estro Armonico/Reich and Ligeti, Schubert/Schoenberg, Rebel/Part, Bach/Webern, that combine his love for early 20th Century as well as new music and early music, exploring their hidden connections. He is also the musical director of the Early Music Course and Festival at the Oficina de Música de Curitiba in Brazil.