Stanley Friedman's compositions have been premiered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, I'Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society, Luur Metalls, the Canadian Brass and by major soloists and ensembles at Music festivals around the world. He is a 4-time winner of the International Trumpet Guild Composition Prize. His solo trumpet work Solus has become a world success, with multiple CD recordings and programming on recitals and trumpet competitions in many countries. Friedman's first opera "Hypatia", premiered in concert at the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts.
After earning a DMA in composition at the Eastman School of Music, Friedman began a performing career, which has included principal trumpet positions with the New Zealand Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic and other orchestras. He also has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded for motion pictures, television and commercial CDs. His solo CD "The Lyric Trumpet" was honored as "Best Classical Recording" by the New Zealand Music Awards. He also has taught trumpet at Victoria University, Tel Aviv University, the Interlochen Arts Academy and other institutions. Friedman now tours, presenting master classes and concerts of his music at universities and conservatories across America.