Ruud Wiener born in Holland, was a student at the Tilburg and Rotterdam Conservatory in Holland. He studied piano and percussion. Contact with David Friedman led to further emphasis on the vibraphone.
Wiener was employed at the Rotterdam and Vlaastricht Conservatorv as mallet instructor between 1981 and 1991. His teaching credits were confirmed bv invitations from many European conservatories and from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. He was a founding member of the New Percussion Group of Amsterdam, for which group he still composes.
His performing credits indude work with orchestras like The Concertgebouw Orchestra, contemporary ensembles like the Xenakis Ensemble and outstanding performing artists like Keiko Abe and Bill Bruford.
Many performances on lokal and national European radio and TV broadcasting. Several performances with modern dance groups, several commisions for compositions. Many improvisation performances with several artists.
Theatre tours with Dutch Pop Percussion Group „Slagerij van Kampen“, and composer of some of the van Kampen’s musical works as well.
Besides performing and teaching presently through Europe, Ruud Wiener publisbes his own compositions.