Eugene Friesen

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

Friesen is a graduate of the Yale School of Music.[1] He has been a member of the Paul Winter Consort since 1978, and performs with Howard Levy and Glen Velez as Trio Globo.[2] He received a Grammy Award as a member of the Paul Winter Consort for the 1994 album Spanish Angel[3] 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[1] 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.


As leader[edit]

  • 1989 Arms Around You (Living Music)
  • 1998 The Song of Rivers (FiddleTalk Music)
  • 2003 In the Shade of Angels (FiddleTalk Music)
  • 2005 Sono Miho (FiddleTalk Music)
  • 2008 Pure Water, Poetry of Rumi with Coleman Barks (FiddleTalk Music/Maypop Books)
  • 2009 Colorful Transitions

With Scott Cossu[edit]

With Paul Halley[edit]

  • 1986 New Friend (Living Music)

With Dream Theater[edit]

  • 2003 Vacant (Dream Theater's Train of Thought)


  1. ^ a b "Faculty Biography: Eugene Friesen". Berklee. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  2. ^ Web Page Under Construction
  3. ^ "Spanish Angel: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 January 2011.

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