Stefan Ruf is a soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and jurist in Switzerland.
Stefan studied in Basel with J. Brejza, in Detmold, Germany with Michael Höltzel, and in Cologne, Germany with Erich Penzel. His chamber music playing includes the Orpheus Quintet, for which many composers have written and dedicated works.
Stefan teaches young students at the Basel and Zürich conservatories, and his students are regularly successful in competitions. He has developed a system of starting children as young as five years old on single B-flat horns. Stefan also serves on competition juries.
Stefan was honored with the Punto Award at the 2007 International Horn Workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.