Mark Friedman

Mark F.

New York, NY
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Mark delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1977

I am a musician, clarinet soloist, orchestral and chamber music performer and teacher, co-founding professor of clarinet and chamber music for El Sistema in Caracas, Venezuela. I was the principal & solo clarinet of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela for 35 years with decades of experience in teaching young adults, adolescents and children. I have developed techniques for achieving wonderful results and many of my former students have gone on to work as professionals abroad. Returning to NYC after so many years is exciting and I look forward to passing the torch of knowledge and musicianship on to the next generation of students. A number of my recordings can be easily found on the internet.

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Experience

Principal Clarinet & Soloist
Oct 1982 - Nov 2017
Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela

I performed, recorded and toured nationally and internationally with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela (OSV). I retired after 35 years with this institution and premiered many works with the OSV. Among them as a soloist were the concertos of Bruch, Francaix, Siegmeister and Hajdu. I was also a board director of the OSV for six years between 2000-2006.

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Education

Music, Clarinet and Performance
Sep 1977 - Dec 1980
Manhattan School of Music
Music, Clarinet and Performance
Jul 1976 - Aug 1977
Tanglewood Music Festival Young Artists Program
High School - Liberal Arts and Music
Jan 1973 - Jun 1977
Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
Clarinet, Music and Performance
Jan 1975 - Dec 1976
Julliard Pre-College

Languages

English and Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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Glenda Nov 19, 2017
Clarinet ·

I was Mark's student during all my musical carreer at the university. Mark is a great teacher with a lot of experience and is also a wonderful musician. He knows all the solo clarinet repertoire especially orchestral and quickly recognizes problems with details providing the required tools of knowledge to resolve them.

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Sabrina Nov 18, 2017
Clarinet · In studio

I was Mark's student for 2 years in Venezuela. He is an excellent musician and clarinetist, with a high artistic level. I particularly liked his classes because he always explained how to play correctly, helped me to solve technical problems and how to play always with musicality. He really helped me to grow up as a musician and as a person, and I know that what he taught me in a short time, will last for all the years of my career

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