Joseph Fridman, Instructor, Piano
Joseph Fridman comes to us from Edmonton. He is an incredible musician who unreservedly loves, lives and breathes music. He has earned two master’s degrees, one as a pianist and one as an opera director. Both degrees are from the world-renowned St. Petersburg State Conservatory (Russia ). He is a concert pianist, teacher, vocal coach and accompanist. He taught at the Schools for Musically Gifted Children of St. Petersburg and Kiev and the Pskov Music College and performed with the St. Petersburg and Pskov Philharmonics.
Mr. Fridman served on the faculty of the Alberta College Conservatory of Music from 1991 till 2002 and taught in the Conservatory’s International Music Academy and the University of Alberta. Mr.
Fridman isa director and teacher of the Alberta Music Academy. He lectures and gives masterclasses and workshops in Canada, Ukraine, Russia and the USA. He has taught in various summer schools: “Strings and Keys” (Bergen), Alberta College summer school (Edmonton) and now as a clinician with CASSA.
Mr. Fridman has adjudicated a number of festivals and competitions, including the prestigious Canadian Music Competition (2004). His piano students have received first class honors and medals in RCM Exams, first and second prizes in the Kiwanis Festival, Northern Alberta Concerto Competition and Fall Festival. Mr. Fridman performs in solo and chamber recitals and has been broadcast frequently on CBC Radio.