Erick Friedman

 

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Founded in 2014, this is the new unofficial tribute website dedicated to the memory of Erick Friedman. It includes special biographical information, and media relating to the violinist's career.  

 

Erick Friedman, the renowned American virtuoso violinist, had a truly outstanding career as a performer. He made his New York debut at the age of fourteen, and at seventeen began studying with Jascha Heifetz, wth whom he recorded Bach's Concerto for Two Violins.  In addition to his activities as a performing and recording artist, Mr. Friedman was one of the most sought out pedagogues on the violin.  He held distinguished professorships most notably at the Manhattan School of Music and Yale University.

 

 

"The number of violinists who play the instrument as sonorously as Erick Friedman belong on the Fingers of One Hand Club, meaning you do not have to count very high to run out of members... He is not only a master violinist but also one with a distinctly personal and identifiable style of playing." -- Donald Henahan, The New York Times, 1979

"The virtuosity was staggering... the kind of programme that only he, of today's virtuosos, can really carry off" -- The Strad Magazine, 1998

 

A video excerpt from the latest live CD release of Erick Friedman, from Melo Classic below: