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Poul Ruders

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

...A highly original ear for harmony and texture, as well as an infectious love of the large gesture, runs through almost every Ruders work - Anthony Tommasini, New York Times


...His orchestrations hallucinate and illuminate in amazing ways. Hear him. Now. - Edward Seckerson, The Independent
Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2012 Grammy nomination in category Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Piano Concerto No. 2 (Bridge records)
  • 2011 Selma Jezková is performed at Lincoln Center, USA
  • 2005 Kafka’s Trial is premiered at The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2004 Final Nightshade premiered and commissioned by New York Philharmonic
  • 2003 The Handmaid’s Tale is performed at the English National Opera, England as well as The Minnesota Opera, USA
  • 2002 Listening Earth is premiered and commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker
  • 2002 Grammy nominations in categories Best Opera and Best Contemporary Composition for The Handmaid’s Tale (Dacapo records)
  • 2000 The Handmaid’s Tale is premiered at The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1995 BBC Symphony Orchestra commissions and premieres “Concerto in Pieces”





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