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Stanley Friedman (*1951)
Stanley Friedman (*1951) has distinguished himself in several different musical fields. After completing a Doctorate in composition at the Eastman School of Music, he embarked on a composing career which has led to premiers by Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. In 1992 Stanley Friedman’s first opera “Hypatia” was premiered in concert at the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, earning enthusiastic praise from audience, performers, and critics alike.
As a professional trumpeter, Stanley Friedman has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and as Principal with the Israel Philharmonic, the New Zealand Symphony, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. His solo CD, “The Lyric Trumpet” (ODE Records, #1327), won Classical Record of 1989 honours at the New Zealand Music Awards and has been critically acclaimed in leading international brass publications. Friedman has presented solo recitals and masterclasses around the world.
As a conductor Stanley Friedman has directed concerts and recordings of his own music and that of other American composers. Now based in the United States, Stanley Friedman is pursuing a career as composer/conductor while continuing to perform and teach the trumpet at the Interlochen Arts Academy.
His piece for solo trumpet “Solus” has become a world success and is regularly programmed at international trumpet competitions.