A Chicago native, cellist Ben Fried is pursuing his Doctorate in Cello Performance at the
University of Southern California under cellist Andrew Shulman.
He has performed several times on Chicagoís classical radio station WFMT, and twice on National Public Radio. He is a
recipient of the Eastman School of Musicís prestigious Performerís Certificate, and the winner
of the Eastman Concerto Competition, subsequently performing Prokofievís Sinfonia
Concertante with the Eastman Philharmonia. He is also a regular touring artist for the Heifetz
International Music Institute.
Previous teachers include Timothy Eddy, Steven Doane, and Hans Jensen.