Faculty

Brandt Fredriksen

Piano (Precollege)

Pianist Brandt Fredriksen has performed at major venues and universities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His debut recitals were held in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Gasteig Cultural Center in Munich, Germany, and Vafopoulio Hall in Thessaloniki, Greece. He has been sponsored by the US and China Foundation to perform and give master classes in China including Beijing, Shenzhun, Shanghai, and Shenyang. An active chamber musician, Fredriksen is a performing member of the American Virtuosi Chamber Players. He has been heard frequently on radio and TV in the United States, Greece, and China, including live appearances on NPR, WQXR-FM with Robert Sherman, Greek National TV and Radio, and Beijing TV. Upcoming CD releases include the complete Brahms’ sonatas for violin and piano with violinist, Anton Miller. Recently, he has recorded the solo piano music for the documentary film, Sonia, produced by Lucy Kostelanetz. As educator, Dr. Fredriksen has held Professorships at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, as well as at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Since 1994, he has been on the Associate and Precollege faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Piano at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. He has also been a member of the piano ensemble coaching faculty of the New York Piano Competition sponsored by the Stecher & Horowitz Foundation.

A Munz Award recipient from The Juilliard School, Brandt Fredriksen holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University. He has also studied at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary as a pupil of Ferenc Rados.
Mr. Fredriksen’s other principal teachers were Mischa Kottler, Flavio Varani, Charles Fisher, Nadia Reisenberg, James Tocco, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Gyorgy Sebok and Martin Canin.

Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1997.