Rolf Haas
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Rolf Haas

Rolf H.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been performing professionally for 8 years and have been teaching for 6. I will tailor my teaching approach to each level of student. For beginners, cultivating an enjoyment of the instrument and music in general is what I would love you to come away with, as well as a basic grounding in music theory and general violin technique.
For advanced students, we will be focusing in depth on specific repertoire suited to each student's strengths will be complement with preparing for any recitals, juries, or competitions that you may be interested in doing.
I believe that my experiences on some of the biggest professional stages both in the USA and in Europe will be of value to you, and I hope to be able to pass on tips and practices to you that have been forged in the fire, so to speak.

About Rolf H.

Hi! My name is Rolf. I have been performing professionally for years as soloist, chamber musician, as well as part of some of the best ensembles in the world. I have learned, and am learning so much everyday through these experiences, and I want to be able to give back to you, and pass on some of the inspiration, knowledge, and practice tips that I've learned throughout the years. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to reach your musical goals.

Here is a short biography of mine:
‘Violinist Rolf Haas is fearless' (Minneapolis Star Tribune). As a musician who is not ashamed to take risks, Rolf combines virtuosity and an expansive sound palette playing concerts all over the world as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. His primary studies took place with Professor Yair Kless in Graz, Austria (Soloist Diploma) and with Professor Sally O'Reilly at the University of Minnesota (Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance). He has worked with and performed works by World Renowned Composer Kaija Saariaho in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Rolf's mother is an artist, and Rolf has frequently been involved in performances with visual artists, helping to show a unity between the disciplines. Mr. Haas plays on his grandfather's Gagliano. The world premier of the Violin Concerto by Alban Berg was played by his grandfather's teacher Louis Krasner on this instrument. He currently plays regularly as part of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and has performed as Second Violin Leader of Kammerakademie Potsdam as well as Concertmaster of the Mozaic Festival Orchestra. Rolf also occasionally plays with the Grazer Kammerorchester and Münchner Kammerorchester. He has been recently been featured on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today”

Rolf is also a respected hip-hop artist (emcee/producer). With his former group, Nocturnal Unit, he has released 3 full length albums, and an E.P. Nocturnal Unit has been featured on the Current 89.3,, and and has been in regular rotation on 98.2 The Beat (Los Angeles). Currently, he is working on music for a new project titled ‘Midnight Armada’, combining compositional techniques of conversational chamber music with the sonic palette of hip-hop, funk, and hardcore punk.


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Soloist Diploma
Sep 2010 - Jun 2013

Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst

Bachelor's of Music Specializing in Violin Performance
Jan 2005 - May 2010

University of MN



Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Federation of Musicians
Aug 2017
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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