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Improvised music

1968 - 1979

pianist, keyboarder, vibraphonist, marimbist in popgroups and dance orchestras;

accompanist for professional artists; several recordings;

marimba soloist with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra; free-lance percussionist with <Het Gewestelijk Orkest>;

Various performances with many outstanding musicians like english drummer Bill Bruford, dutch drummers

Martin van Duinhoven, Rob Kloet and Chris Strik, dutch percussionist  Nippy Noya, US drummer / percussionist /

Michael Waldrop,dutch violonist Theo Olof, Indian tablaplayer Ahmed Zamir Khan, swiss solo drummer Fritz

Hauser, accordioniste and improviser Pauline Oliveros / USA, japanese Marimbiste Keiko Abe, dutch flutist

Walter van Hauwen, swiss mallet player Urs Wiesner and NYC based percussionist and drummer Brian Willson,

mexican percussionists Evaristo Aquilar, Roberto Hernandez and Jesus Reyes, argentinian percussionists Horacio

Straijer and Gabriel Lucchetti, swedish percussionist Anders Åstrand, french mallet player Emmanuel Séjourné.

Various solo- and ensemble performances in many European festivals:

Festival Nieuwe Muziek and Slagwerkfestival Amsterdam-Holland, Freiburg Musik Zelt Festival-Germany, World of

Drums and Festival La Bâtie de Geneve - Switzerland, International Percussion / Music festivals in Italy, Poland,

Croatia and France, etc.

Member of the Dutch / Swiss Mallet Duo Wiener&Wiesner, and of the swiss - german - dutch Jazz Trio Nussbaum /

Bockius / Wiener.

© ruud wiener  2010

1975 - 1979

producer / performer for several commercial recordings

1981 - present 

Various solo performances as pianist, percussionist, marimbist and vibist;

recordings for local and international radio and TV broadcasting companies ( Dutch VARA, AVRO, NOS,

VPRO, France Musique, the Swiss Espace 2, Polish broadcasting Radio Opole, etc.)

classical music

1977 - 1988

Free-lance percussionist with several dutch orchestras and ensembles:

Gewestelijk Orkest Delft, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Amsterdam Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,

Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra, Amsterdamse Politiekapel, Dutch Chamber Choir, swiss Collegium Academicum,


Marimba/Vibraphone soloist with the Dutch Radio Orchestra (Concert for marimba and vibraphone, Darius Milhaud).

contemporary music

1977 - 1990

Percussionist/pianist with Rotterdam Percussion Group, percussionist with  Percussion Group of the Sweelinc

Conservatory Amsterdam, Percussion Group K104, The New Amsterdam Percussion Group (founding member),

The Amsterdam Percussionists, Dutch Wind Ensemble, Dutch Chamber Choir, Delta Ensemble, Xenakis Ensemble, Circle Ensemble. (Directors: Alex Manassen, Lukas Vis, Huub kerstens, Ianis Xenakis, Reinbert de Leeuw).

Performed several premières from various composers.

Various performances with dutch modern dance companies.

Experimental music

Founding member of the Steinschlag Trio with Stone Sculptures of Arthur Schneiter (CH ) and Mike Quinn (USA)

1990 - present