Carleton to Present Celebrated Violinist Rolf Haas in Concert

Feb 1 2009 3:00 pm
Feb 1 2009 5:00 pm

 Celebrated violinist Rolf Haas will perform in recital on Sunday, February 1 at 3 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. His performance is free and open to the public.


Haas made his solo debut at age 14 with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Lynn Harrell. He is the recipient of numerous awards, winning the Schubert Club Junior and College competitions and the Minnesota State Solo competitions. Haas is also a three-time winner of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies Concerto competition, and was the national finalist for the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) String competition both in Washington D.C. and Kansas City. He has participated in programs at Meadowmount, Indiana University, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Bravo Music Summer String Institute, and the International Music Academy in the Czech Republic. Most recently he has played for the State Ballet of Georgia, performed in recital in both Bermuda and the Czech Republic, and also at the prestigious Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.


When Haas is not traveling and performing, he continues his studies under Sally O’Reilly at the University of Minnesota. He has also studies with Yair Kless (Austria), Stephen Shipps (University of Michigan), Sylvie Gazeau (Paris Conservatory), and Harry Nordstrom (Carleton College). He recently had the opportunity to work with world-renowned Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho and is planning recitals and performance opportunities in various locations around the world.


The Carleton College Concert Hall is located at First Street and Winona Street in Northfield. For more information or disability accommodations, contact the music department at (507) 222-4475.