As a musician I admire Dr. Rudge indeed. He is a wonderful artist and I enjoyed our collaboration immensely . . . I was impressed with the way in which he treats his musician: direct and honest yet always with respect.

– David Kim, Concertmaster, Philadelphia Orchestra

As much a diplomat as a musician. He combined unpretentious friendliness and accessibility with professionalism.

– US State Department Information Agency

His leadership skills are exhilarating in that his love of sharing the beauty of music with all humans is first and foremost. . . It is rare to find such a gifted human being who possesses so many ideal qualities of musicianship, scholarship, and curiosity of life.

– David Darling, cellist, recording artist, founder of Music for People

The beauty and value that David Rudge has brought to Orchard Park is beyond measure.

– Nan Ackerman, Orchard Park Town Council Member

[I am] a member of a community whose musical life has been so handsomely enriched by his tireless efforts.

– John Bailey, Past President, Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra

Whether working behind the scenes or on the podium, David Rudge presided over an impressive revival, and we are grateful to him for his decisive help.

– Dick Smith, President, Amigos de la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, Guatemala

I am very impressed with what you’ve been able to get out of a university orchestra. Either they are very good, or you are, or all of you!

– Paul Vermel, former Conducting Faculty, Aspen School of Music