Founder and Artistic Director Violin & Viola
Aloysia Friedmann is firmly established as a major influence in the American chamber music scene. Chamber Music America recognized Ms. Friedmann’s artistic leadership with its 2008 CMAcclaim Award, and in 2016 invited her to their national Board. In December 2018, she was given the special honor of being named a Musical America Top Professional of the Year.
In addition to enjoying being on Orcas Island with her family, this past season Ms. Friedmann hosted numerous online events for the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, including the highly-acclaimed 2020 livestream broadcast series of the complete Beethoven Quartet Cycle, performed by the Miró Quartet and co-produced with OurConcerts.live. She was also a guest lecturer at Rice University and in June returned to the Mainly Mozart Festival All-Star Orchestra.
In Houston, Aloysia Friedmann is Associate Concertmaster of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. She has taught as an Affiliate Artist of Viola and Violin at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.
Ms. Friedmann has enjoyed producing several recordings of her husband, Jon Kimura Parker, and together they have performed on tours of the Pacific Northwest, Vietnam, and Europe. She has been a guest artist with the New Orford String Quartet and a violist and teaching artist at the Sarasota Music Festival.
Ms. Friedmann has performed in chamber music festivals in Hong Kong, Santa Fe, Seattle, Portland, Reno, Napa Valley, Maui, Ottawa, and San Antonio. Her chamber music colleagues have included Jake Heggie, Jeffrey Kahane, the Miró Quartet, the Montrose Trio, the New Orford String Quartet, Cho-Liang Lin, and Lynn Harrell. www.aloysiafriedmann.com.
Sponsors: The Binkley Family