Short and sweet
Duo Bernd Konrad & Ilja Ruf, since 2022
Ilja Ruf Trio, since 2021
Trio ClariNoir, since 2013
Hanse Jazz Quintet, since 2019
Jaurena Ruf Quintet, 2019 / 2020
Vox Mandala Band, since 2018
LandesJugendJazzOrchester SH, since2015
MHL Bigband, Musikhochschule Lübeck, 2017-2020
Big Band at Ostsee Gymnasiums Timmendorfer Beach, 2011-2019
IB.SH-JAZZAWARD 2022 JAZZBALTICA
LÜBECK JAZZ AWARD 2021
Jazz Promotion Prize of the Schleswig-Holstein Cultural Forum, 2019
Steinway Jazz Promotion Award Hamburg, 2017
Bundesbegegnung Jugend jazzt, Concert Award of the Bigband of the German Armed Forces, 2017
1st prize Norddeutsche Klarinettentage Bremen, with Trio ClariNoir, 2017. Special prize for the best Mozart interpretation.
First national prizes Jugend Musiziert in duo with Ivo Ruf and the Trio ClariNoir, 2014-2016
Four Opus Klassik Nominations 2020 with the Trio ClariNoir
Duo concert with Daniel Hope at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, July 2020. World premiere of my piece Maribella for violin and piano.
September 2019, Tango Tour of the Jaurena-Ruf Quintet with Raul Jaurena. He lives the tango. He gives us the spirit of tango. A unique musician and human being. A role model. Muchas gracias Raul!
With our trio ClariNoir we play the opening of the Lübeck exhibitions by and with Jonathan Meese. Question: what do The Three Question Marks and Beethoven have to do with each other? Ask Meese!
Already the 2nd Taiwan tour. First October 2017 with the MHL Bigband, then October 2018 with the MHL vocal band Vox Mandala. Guest at Taiwan National University of the Arts and headliner at Taichung Jazz Festival.
With the Bernd Ruf Klezmer Group at SHMF in July 2018. Star mandolinist Avi Avital as guest soloist.