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About Vladimir Fridman
  There is nothing ordinary about Vladimir Fridman and his music. He was born and raised in Moscow, Russia, with music a major part of his life. In Moscow Vladimir received his education in music and engineering. Despite the promising career as a civil engineer, Vladimir decided to pursue his real passion guitar.
  Pretty soon he was well known by Moscow Theater and music buffs. He was active in some of the best Moscow theaters and in a Philharmonic, and appeared on Russian TV. As an active member of the eccentric show group Jazz Balalaika Vladimir toured Europe, the Middle East and Japan and released four albums, Under the burning sky of Argentina- tangos of Astor Piazzolla; In the mood- Favorite Classic, Jazz and Popular Russian Music; Liber Tango, Jazz for kids and their parents. Audiences in many countries enjoyed his scintillating concert performances (as soloist, accompanist, and in ensemble).
  Since his arrival to the United States in 1998, Vladimir became widely known in the musical community of the Greater Washington area. For many years he played with Gypsy Strings band, and the album Ole Guapa released with this group won the WAMMIES Award  in 2001. He frequently performs solo and with leading musicians and as member of two wonderful bands Music Pilgrim Trio and TransAtlantic Duo. Vladimir's exciting recordings include TransAtlantic Dreams with TransAtlantic Duo, Spanning The Globe with Music Pilgrim Trio and solo albums: Klezmer Reflections, Russian Reflections among others. Vladimir is a gifted composer. Some of his original compositions are among the recordings you can hear on this web site.
  Vladimir runs a very successful Guitar Studio. Many of his students received awards at the Maryland State Guitar Competition and at the Montgomery County Music Teachers Associations (MCMTA) Judged Recitals.


Audio Samples: listen more tunes on Records...
Yoshke Fort Avek (Jewish traditional) with Zoltan Racz - 524K Lara's Theme From Doctor Zhivago - 1,075K
Mizirlou (Greek traditional) with T.Roy - 461K Amorado - 987K
Dark eyes - 1,569K Unreal Run (V.Fridman) - 437K

Vladimir Fridman live perfomances at Millenium Stage in the Kennedy Center:
July 13, 2011 - Vladimir Fridman (guitar and vocals)
An evening of solo Russian guitar music.
November 4, 2009 - TransAtlantic Duo Vladimir Fridman (guitar and vocals) and Alexander Paperny (balalaika)
The TransAtlantic Duo duo seamlessly blends diverse music styles, including Bach, klezmer, jazz, and traditional Russian music.
December 28, 2008 - The solo performanse of Vladimir Fridman (guitar and vocals).
Vladimir explores a repertoire for guitar that would otherwise rarely come to life in a Klezmer context.
In his gifted hands, the guitar raises to the utmost heights of expressing the soul of Jewish music with all its pains and joys.
May 1, 2007 - TransAtlantic Duo. Made up of Vladimir Fridman (guitar and vocals) and Alexander Paperny (balalaika).
With Gypsy Strings band...

YouTube Collection: Unreal Run (V.Fridman), Waltz (V.Fridman), Malaguena,I Love You Much Too Much, Abi Gezunt live concerts:
              


  Vladimir's expansive repertoire includes wide variety of music from elegant classical music and jazz to national traditional music, creating an atmosphere of elegance for your ceremony or event. Vladimir is highly experienced; he will help you to create the best weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, anniversary parties and special events, and will work with you to make your event exceptional. He will provide you with the personal attention you deserve to make your celebration spectacular.
  Vladimir also plays with the best musicians in area including violinists, accordionists and guitarists. He works in different bands (Music Pilgrim Trio, TransAtlantic Duo). Vladimir can provide the musical backdrop to a stylish event or a dance party by himself or with the band. The choice is yours. You will thoroughly enjoy Vladimir's musical selections and presentation.

For bookings call: (240) 631-0755. Email: vfridman@gmail.com with comments or questions.
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