Erick Friedman, the late renowned American violinist, made his New York debut at the age of fourteen, and at seventeen began studying with Jascha Heifetz, with whom he recorded Bach's Concerto for Two Violins.
He appeared in his long career as guest soloist with most of the world's great orchestras: the New York Philharmonic and the National Symphony, the orchestras of New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Miami, Detroit, Indianapolis, the Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and many other major orchestras throughout the world. Karajan, Stokowski, Steinberg, Leinsdorf, Previn, and Ozawa are some of the celebrated conductors he collaborated with.
Mr. Friedman's recordings for RCA earned him accolades including the prestigious Grammy Award.
Mr. Friedman was featured playing the Bartok Violin Concerto in an A&E Television Production on Bartok which was released worldwide. His acclaimed recordings are available at such online vendors as Amazon, Arkiv Music, Cembal d'amour, and Melo Classics.
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Isadore Freed, Ezra Laderman, and Laurent Petitgirard are some of the internationally celebrated composers who have written and/or dedicated compositions to him.
Mr. Friedman was a distinguished Professor of violin at Yale University and the Manhattan School of Music, where he held the distinguished, Mischa Elman Chair in Violin Studies.
Erick Friedman performed and recorded on an Antonio Stradivarius made in 1724, in Cremona, Italy, known as the 'Ludwig'. He also performed on two instruments in the 1970's made by Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù' in Cremona, Italy; the 'Lafont-Siskovsky' made in 1733, and the 'Balokovic' circa 1725-29.