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STANLEY FRIEDMAN

The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

6.01.21 – 6.05.21

Stanley Friedman

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STANLEY FRIEDMAN’S compositions have been premiered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony , lʼEnsemble Intercontemporain, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society, the Northwestern University Orchestra, the Wilma Smith Quartet (Australia), the Spanish Brass, the Italian WonderBrass, the Canadian Brass and by major soloists and ensembles at music festivals world-wide. 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. Friedmanʼs first opera HYPATIA, premiered in concert at the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, earned praise as “orchestrally impressive and lyrically quite rich” (NZ Opera news). Friedman was identified as “…a significant new opera composer.”

After earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition at the Eastman School of Music, Stanley Friedman began a performing career that 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” (ODE), was honored as “Best Classical Recording” by the New Zealand Music Awards.

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

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