Eugene Friesen

Eugene Friesen (born 1952) is an American cellist and composer.

 

Friesen is a graduate of the Yale School of Music. He has been a member of the Paul Winter Consort since 1978 and performs with Howard Levy and Glen Velez as Trio Globo. He received a Grammy Award as a member of the Paul Winter Consort for the 1994 album Spanish Angel and again in 2006 for the Consort's Silver Solstice in 2007 for Crestone, and in 2011 for Miho: Journey to the Mountain. Friesen has won four Grammy Awards to date.

 

In 2012, Friesen's book, Improvisation for Classical Musicians was published by Berklee Press/Hal Leonard.

 

He teaches at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and lives in Vermont. Among his prominent students are Rushad Eggleston, Mads Tolling, Lindsay Mac, and Nathan Leath. Friesen also runs a nonprofit production company, Sonoterra Productions, producing concerts, recordings, and workshops.

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