Rudolf Sternadel

Rudolf Sternadel

Violin, viola, chamber music (Canada, Czech Republic)

Born in Prague, Rudolf Sternadel started violin lessons at the age of five.

He completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Toronto in 1991 under Prof. David Zafer. He then enrolled at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he studied violin with Prof. Václav Snítil and chamber music with Prof. Lubomír Kostecký of the Smetana Quartet. During his stay in Europe, Rudolf also toured Germany and Italy as a member of the RIAS Jugendorchester, Berlin, and participated in several chamber music seminars.

Upon returning to Canada in 1993, he enrolled at the University of Toronto, completing his Master of Music degree in September 1994 under the tutelage of Prof. Loránd Fenyves. Until October 2000, he was involved in numerous freelance and chamber music activities in Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo. Upon his moving to Regina in 2000 until 2015, Rudolf was the head of the Child / Parent String Program at the University of Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts. In 2012, he has undertaken Fall and Winter residencies at the Banff centre under the direction of Henk Guittart and in June 2021 he participated in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute as part of professional development. From 2012-2017 he was a member of the Amati String Quartet. From 2008-2023 he was a member of the per Sonatori Baroque Ensemble.

Currently, he is the head of the String Department at the University of Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts, Music Director of the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra, member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra.