Stanley Friedman

Stanley Friedman's Biography

Stanley Friedman's compositions have been premiered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, lʼEnsemble Intercontemporain, Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Wilma Smith Quartet (Australia), Spanish Brass, Italian Wonderbrass, Canadian Brass and by major soloists and ensembles at music festivals worldwide. He has been a winner of the International Trumpet Guild Composition Contest on multiple occasions. His solo trumpet work "Solus" has become a worldwide success with multiple CD recordings and programming on recitals and trumpet competitions in many countries. Friedmanʼs first opera, "Hypatia," premiered in concert at the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts and earned praise as "orchestrally impressive and lyrically quite rich" (New Zealand Opera News). He also was identified as "...a significant new opera composer."

After earning a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the Eastman School of Music, Friedman began a performing career that has included principal trumpet positions with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. His solo CD The Lyric Trumpet (Ode Records) was honored as Best Classical Recording by the New Zealand Music Awards.

Friedman has taught at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), Tel Aviv University, the Interlochen Arts Academy, the University of Mississippi and other institutions. A Yamaha Trumpet Artist, Friedman tours internationally, conducting and soloing on his compositions and presenting master classes at universities and conservatories in Europe, Australasia and the United States.

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