Prof. Bernd Ruf
Bernd Ruf is currently one of the most creative musicians in the field of classical crossover. He developed the crossover Symphonies, special orchestral programs with African, Asian and Latin American musicians and with jazz and rock musicians.
He worked, among others with Jon Lord (Deep Purple), Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Bobby Kimball (Toto) and Sir Paul McCartney, with jazz musicians Randy Brecker, Paquito D'Rivera and Charlie Mariano, with world-musicians like Patrick Bebey from Cameroon, the mongolian group Börte , the Celtic Anne Wylie Band and as a clarinetist in a duo with the Uruguayan bandoneon master Raul Jaurena.
As a guest conductor, he has conducted the NDR Radio Philharmonic , the Tonkünstlerorchester Lower Austria , the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra , the Bochum Symphony Orchestra,and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra New York.
His CD productions have won gold, platinum and a Grammy nomination. In Germany he currently conducts most of the game soundtracks. For eleven years, Bernd Ruf teaches as professor and is head of department of popular music, jazz and world music at the University of Music Lübeck.