Hind, Rolf


Rolf Hind has established himself as a major force as soloist, composer, recording artist and chamber musician. He has given recitals at many of Europe’s new music festivals, at Carnegie Hall and at Sydney Opera House.

Rolf has worked with many leading conductors and has appeared seven times at the BBC Proms. He has worked with orchestras around the world and with many of London’s orchestras.

His compositions include a piano concerto, Maya-Sesha, and a concerto for accordion, premiered at London’s Barbican. He collaborated with choreographer Rui Horta on Danza Preparata, featuring John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes. 

His first opera, Lost in Thought, was premiered at The Barbican. He recently wrote a major work for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and continues to develop many exciting composition projects.

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A survey of Simon Holt's piano music recorded by Rolf Hind - for whom Nigredo was composed - dedicated to Holt's publisher (and NMC's former chairman) Bill Colleran; it covers the Goya-inspired Tauromaquia, Black Lanterns, title work a book of colours, and new series Klop's Last Bite - described by the composer as "an insect snuff-movie".

Additionally a book of shadow, which could not be included on the CD for reasons of space, can be downloaded from NMC's webshop .



"Rolf Hind is the perfect interpreter throughout and recording is of demonstration quality." Gramophone

" may be the place to pay tribute to Hind's playing, where a remarkable immediacy goes along with total command. In a programme of great variety lasting over an hour, Hind moves as an explorer in a forest he has made his own." Paul Griffiths


This recording was supported by the RVW Trust, the Ida Carroll Trust and Chester Music.


 Simon Holt’s music is published by Chester Music.






This disc was recorded on 27-28 July 2008 at Potton Hall, Suffolk.

Engineer & Producer: DAVID LEFEBER
Digital Editing: DAVID LEFEBER
Executive Producer: COLIN MATTHEWS

Cover image: RICHARD LONG Mud Hand Circle: River Avon Mud Circle
Inlay image: RICHARD LONG Mud Hand Circle: Untitled
Images © Richard Long. Courtesy: The artist and Haunch of Venison

(p) 2009 NMC Recordings Ltd.

Chester Novello
Catalogue number:
NMC D128
Release Date:
16 June 2009