Isaac Friedhoff, piano
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center
Albéniz: Selections from Iberia
Mompou: Cançó i dansa No. 5, 9
A native of Catalonia, Isaac Friedhoff was born into a family of musicians. He has performed as a soloist and recitalist extensively in Europe and North and South America. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at the University of Southern California with Antoinette Perry. As a soloist, Isaac has appeared with the UC Davis Symphony twice under the baton of Christian Baldini
at the Mondavi Center and in his hometown of Barcelona during the symphony’s Spain tour. He has also performed with the Vancouver Symphony (WA) under Salvador Brotons. In 2010 he presented a noon concert of Catalan music at the UC Davis music department with his aunt Jolán Friedhoff, who is a faculty member in the music department. An avid chamber musician, he has performed with the concertmaster of the San Juan Symphony Orchestra (Argentina) and with members of the Barcelona Symphony. He has recorded live for the radio station “Catalunya Música” and has given masterclasses as a guest artist at Classic Pianos (Portland, OR).
Friedhoff received his master’s from USC and his bachelor’s from Indiana University and studied with Edward Auer and Émile Naoumoff. He has also worked with John Perry at MusicAlp Festival (Courchevel, France) and the London Haydn String Quartet at MusicWorks (Yehudi Menuhin School of Music). Before moving to the United States, he studied at L’Escola de Música de Barcelona with Albert Attenelle, one of Spain’s most respected pianists, and won rst prize in the International Competition “Ciutat de Carlet” (València, Spain) and second prize in “III Concurs de Piano de Barcelona.” His repertoire interests are currently focused on the music of Spain and Catalonia, and in particular the works of Isaac Albéniz.
Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert)