Rudolf [Rudolph] Ewerhart is a German conductor, keyboardist (organ, harpsichord), musicologist, music pedagogue and instrument collector. The complete recording of concertos for organ and orchestra by George Frideric Handel with the Collegium Aureum for the legendary German label Harmonia Mundi made him famous around the world as an organist. The numerous tours have taken him to the most important concert halls, even in Italy.
Rudolf Ewerhart was, in 1966, a collegue, as a teacher of Sacred Music, of the theologian Dr. Joseph Ratzinger, head of the seminars of dogmatic theology in the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Münster. He was a lecturer (organ and choral conducting) at the School of Sacred Music of the Staatlichen Musikhochschule in Köln from 1973 to 1991. Among his pupils: Odilo B.M. Klasen, Burkhard Pütz, Thomas Sorger, Willem Winschuh. Over two hundred editions of early music show his deep knowledge in the field of musicology.
Rudolf Ewerhart is the owner of the late Baroque Burghaus Wassenach am Laacher See, Rhineland-Palatinate, He hosts there his important collection of vintage musical instruments, especially keyboard instruments from the 17th until the 19th century (fortepiano, organs, spinets, harpsichord) available to the interested public. The instruments are playable and thus can also be experienced for the ear. In conjunction with the lecture concerts offered tours take place four times a year, in which 12 different instruments are presented in their sound.