Laurie Friedman

CLarinet, Native American Flute, Percussion, ShoFar

Laurie Friedman holds the Bachelor of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she was a full scholarship student of Leon Russianoff. She received her Master of Music Degree from Brooklyn College, during which she was awarded the Abraham Klotzman Memorial Scholarship. Ms. Friedman was chosen to participate in the prestigious Blossom Music Festival with the Cleveland Orchestra. Subsequently she won the Principal Clarinet position with the Beersheva Orchestra in Israel. She has performed with many Orchestras including the Long Island Philharmonic, Village Light Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, New Jersey Pops Orchestra, the Goldman Band, and the Tulsa Ballet Orchestra. Along with Ms. Dansker, she is a founding member of the Galliard Quintet with concerts nationwide including performances at the Gardner Museum, Boston, the Frick Museum in Pittsburgh, The Jewish Museum (NYC), and the Jacksonville Museum of Arts. She has written several children’s stories for Woodwind Quintet and Narrator including The Pied Piper of Hamlin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Peer Gynt. She has also performed for the Austrian Embassy, The Beethoven Festival, and was a Faculty Artist for the Silver Bay Music Festival. She has performed for numerous radio performances on WQXR, WBAI, and WNYC in New York City and for WCLV in Cleveland. Ms. Friedman is currently Professor of Clarinet Studies at Hofstra University and Instrumental Instructor at Brooklyn College Academy. She has taught at Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, Sacramento State University and California State University at Davis. She has also coached chamber music at the Chico-Sac Workshop held at Sacramento State University.