Stefan Freund

Alarm Will Sound

Roulette; 509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn

Friday, October 21 at 7:30pm

$30 includes free admission to Electronic Roulette ($25 with SONiCPass)

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Stefan Freund: "Cyrilic Dreams"
Mochipet: Dessert Search for Techno Baklava (arr. Stefan Freund)

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Stefan Freund grew up in Memphis, TN, and its music and culture have been a great influence on his life. Another important force in Stefan’s development as a musician has been his dad, Don, a great composer and pianist. At age five he began playing piano, composing, and improvising. At 10, he switched over to cello since it was easier to read music with one staff rather than two. When Stefan played one of his own pieces for Janos Starker at his IU audition, Maestro Starker said Stefan was a better composer than a cellist so he pursued that track in earnest. After winning a few BMI and ASCAP honors, he headed off to a Composition Assistantship at Eastman, studying composition with Rouse, Schwantner, Gusty, and others and cello with Steve Doane. Once Stefan finished his DMA he served on the Eastman faculty for a year before heading out to the University of Missouri.

Stefan’s music has been played by groups like the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and at places like Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Weill Recital Hall, the National Gallery of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

As a founding member of Alarm Will Sound, Stefan has played at Merkin Concert Hall, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, and the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center and has recorded on the Nonesuch, Cantaloupe, and I Virtuosi labels.