Symphony Adds Another Musician to Its Year-Round Education Faculty

Rudy Kremer

Internationally renowned violinist and member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Rudolph Kremer relocates to Sun Valley to teach.

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony School of Music is excited to welcome Rudolph “Rudy” Kremer to its faculty.  Kremer, a violinist with the Symphony, joins fellow Symphony cellist, Ellen Sanders, to teach violin and viola lessons, coach ensembles and assist Blaine County middle and high school orchestra instructors through the School of Music’s classroom mentorship program. 

“We thought we hit the jackpot when Ellen Sanders joined our faculty, but now we have two Sun Valley Summer Symphony musicians teaching our young musicians and we couldn’t be happier,” says School of Music Education Director, Kim Gasenica. “Rudy’s easy-going disposition, welcoming smile and attention to technical detail are already making him a hit with the students.”

Kremer holds a master’s degree from Western Illinois University, where he studied with the esteemed pedagogues Almita and Roland Vamos.  He began playing with the San Francisco Symphony in 1995 and frequently plays with the Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony.  In addition, his expansive professional experience includes work with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, International Orchestra of Italy and Saigon Philharmonic, among others. He’s also a visiting artist and professor at the Saigon Conservatory and the Auftdart Academy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

“I have been a member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony since 1996 and fell in love with the Valley from the word go,” says Kremer. “For the past 21 years I have looked forward to each and every summer with the Symphony, but in the meantime have searched for any other reason to come back to this lovely corner of the world.  The world-class skiing of Bald Mountain was a huge draw, but the opportunity to continue sharing and making music throughout the Valley was simply irresistible!  I feel thoroughly blessed to finally be a member of the community!”

 In keeping with its mission, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony is dedicated to bringing exceptional music education opportunities to the community. The announcement of Kremer joining the education faculty comes as the Symphony opens registration to the 2018 Summer Music Institute, the Symphony’s two-week summer music education program where students have the opportunity to learn with acclaimed instructors and musicians from across the country. To learn more about Symphony education programs and opportunities, visit

February 20, 2018