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Rodin Rosendahl


Rodin Rosendahl (1992) studied with Perry Hoogendijk at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, graduating from both the bachelor’s and the master's degree programmes. Additionally, he took lessons with euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

Rodin's Adams Gear

In 2012 Rodin was invited to participate as ‘Emerging Young Soloist’ in the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference in Linz. In 2017 he reached third place at the International Euphonium/Saxhorn Competition in Tours, France. Furthermore, he won prizes at various brass band competitions.

In 2017 Rodin joined the ‘Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy’ as euphonium player. Before that he was a member of the ‘Fanfare Band of the Royal Netherlands Army Mounted Regiment’. Additionally, he played as a substitute with several professional orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since 2017 Rodin has taught euphonium at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Short-action valve block

Rodin plays a custom-built E1 euphonium with a 0.60 Sterling silver bell. In cooperation with Rodin, the Adams instrument makers developed a short-action valve block for his instrument.

The basic idea behind this innovation is to create a modern instrument that gives maximum comfort in playing fast and technical repertoire. The valves are shorter, so they respond earlier.

Rodin: "The euphonium repertoire is getting more technical and challenging these days, with a lot of fast notes. The Adams short-action valve block give me extreme playing comfort in these fast passages. In my opinion every euphonium player should at least try this".