Rudolf Rasch studied musicology in Amsterdam with Profs. Karel Philippus Bernet Kempers and Joseph Smits van Waesberghe. He wrote a dissertation on polyphonic carols in the Spanish Netherlands in the seventeenth century (Utrecht, 1985) and was affiliated to the Institute of Musicology of Utrecht University from 1977 until 2010, where he taught music theory, musical history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, musical history of the Netherlands and organology. He is still affiliated with Utrecht University as a guest researcher. His main research interests are the musical history of the Netherlands, tuning and temperament questions, and the works of composers such as Corelli, Vivaldi, Geminiani and Boccherini. He has published articles, books and editions in these fields, including Music Publishing in Europe 1600-1900 (a collection of essays edited, 2005), Driehonderd brieven over muziek (letters about music written by and to Constantijn Huygens, 2007), Understanding Boccherini’s Manuscripts (a collection of essays edited, 2014) and Muziek in de Republiek: Muziek en maatschappij in de Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden 1572-1795 (a detailed overview of musical life in the Dutc Republic, 2018). He is the editor of the Duetti per 2 Violini Op. 3 (2007), the Sonate per tastiera e violino Op. 5 (2009) and the Trii per 2 violini e violoncello Op. 1 (2014) in the complete critical edition of the works of Luigi Boccherini (2007, 2009, 2014). Since 2014 he is general editor of the Opera Omnia Francesco Geminiani, following up the work begun by Christopher Hogwood. Within this series he has edited the Sonate a violino, violone e cembalo Op. 1 (2015), the Concerti grossi after Corelli’s Sonatas Op. 5 (2017, with Christopher Hogwood) and the Guida armonica (2018, with Richard Maunders). He is general editor of the series Muziek uit de Republiek, published by the Royal Society for Dutch Music History, with editions of Dutch music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He was on the board of the Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis, the International Musicological Society and various other musicological organisations. He is a member of the editorial board of several musicological periodicals such as Ad Parnassum, the Revue Belge de Musicologie and the Journal of the Alamire Foundation. He likes to play the violin and the pianoforte as a dilettante.