Malone University Faculty Artist Series presents Jacob Fridkis, flute
October 4, 2013 | Release # 6740
The Malone University Department of Music Faculty Artist Series continues with Jacob Fridkis, Flute, on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center.
Called a child prodigy at age 12 by The Princeton Packet, Jacob Fridkis has performed as a soloist throughout the world with concerto appearances in United States, Germany, Italy, France, and Brazil. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Music at Yale and studying with Ransom Wilson. He is a member of the new music ensemble “Le Train Bleu” led by Ransom Wilson. Highlights of this coming year include opening the Yale Concert Band’s season playing Gary Schocker’s concerto “Green Places” and an artist residency at the Banff Music Centre.
An advocate of new music, he has premiered numerous works by Gary Schocker, the world’s most published composer for flute, including two duets with the composer at the National Flute Convention (2005, 2009). Jacob continued his musical education at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship and earned a Bachelor’s of Music degree as a student of Joshua Smith. He was selected as the only student to perform solo at CIM's convocation.
In Cleveland, he served as principal flute in the Ohio Philharmonic and was a member of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra. He performed Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto Number 5 with the Cleveland Philharmonic, a piece which he had previously performed at the Philadelphia Bach Festival. He previously studied with Gary Schocker and Jeffrey Khaner. This past summer he attended the Aspen Music Festival and School to study with Mark Sparks.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.
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