Rudolf Haken is Professor of Electric Strings and Viola at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Haken has performed his electric concertos with numerous orchestras in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. He is a recipient of the American Record Guide “Critics’ Choice” award and has served on the faculties of music festivals throughout the world, in addition to his work as an orchestral violist with the Houston Symphony and orchestra tours of China and Korea. Plans for Summer 2022 include performing at the Bayreuth Young Artists’ Festival in Germany with the University of Illinois Electric Strings Ensemble and Hip-Hop Collective.
Under Professor Haken’s direction, the University of Illinois offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in Electric Strings. MWROC instructors and campers currently enrolled in Electric Violin Performance at the University of Illinois include Chuck Bontrager (Doctorate), Matt Bell (Master’s), Noah Gruenberg (Master’s), and Marlo Campbell (Bachelor’s).
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