Andrew Rudin, Composer

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“I love what I have heard by Andrew Rudin, a true blue contemporary born in 1939.   The Sonata for Violin and Piano will be, I am convinced, one day, sooner rather than later, included in the top repertoires in the genre, along with the Cesar Franck and the Brahms ‘third’ “.

Kenneth Zammit Tabone

The Sunday Times

Malta Dec. 12, 2010

Tragoedia

“The best large-scale electronic work I have ever heard. In Andrew Rudin's hands the electronic idiom finally comes of age. His handling of it all--the colors, the textures, the rhythms, the sonorous space which is so powerful an electronic resource--is masterly, and his piece actually does equal the grandeur of his theme, which is nothing less than the essence of Greek tragedy.

Alfred Frankenstein, High Fidelity Magazine

Concerto for Piano and Small Orchestra

"But the high point of the evening was the world premiere of Andrew Rudin's Concerto for Piano and Small Orchestra. Rudin has a gift for the kind of gesture that grabs you by the ears and won't let go, the music building in power as its inherent possibilities unfold. Extroverted, engaging and driven by an almost heroic sense of drama, it received a bravura performance from pianist Marcantonio Barone."

            Stephen Brookes, The Washington Post 5/20/08

“Three Sisters is immensely satisfying music. Rudin has a masterly command of orchestral colors, and knows how to use voice to its greatest emotional potential.”

Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 3, 1993


“The composer's instrumental gifts were most apparent, and the vocal lines had a conversational appeal and dramatic intensity, as well, with especially appealing writing, appropriately enough, for intertwined female voices.

John Rockwell, The New York Times, March 5, 1981


“Andrew Rudin made a shrewd choice when he picked the sisters' story. The music races and clangs, but it stays inside the boundaries that define Chekhov's emotional range. When Suzanne DuPlantis's evocative, expressive mezzo floated over the audience, she was presenting one of the best arguments for contemporary music I've heard.

Tom Purdom, WELCOMAT, June 2, 1993

“The jewel of the evening was Andrew Rudin's ‘Museum Pieces’. Rudin's pieces are descendants of the 19th century suite, taking something from the manner and developing it in the manner of 1975. Sonorous pieces with great aspiration and grasp, for fearless pianists with power and prowess beyond doubt.”

Daniel Webster, Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 7, 1976