Rodney Friend

Violinist. Born 1939
Rodney Friend
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Rodney Friend

Rodney Friend Biography (Wikipedia)

Rodney Friend MBE (born in Bradford, 1939) is an English violinist.

Born in Bradford, Friend's father was a local tailor. At the age of 12 he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music after Sir Reginald Thatcher, the then principal of the R.A.M, heard Friend perform for the first time. Friend also studied subsequently at the Royal Manchester College of Music.

At the Royal Academy of Music, Friend studied under the tutelage of Frederick Grinke. He later studied with Endre Wolf, Menuhin and Szeryng.

In 1964 Friend became the youngest ever leader/concertmaster of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, working closely with Bernard Haitink, Barenboim, Solti and Giulini. In 1975 he was invited by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra to be their Concertmaster, playing concerts and recording worldwide with Bernstein, Boulez and Mehta.

In 1991 he formed the Solomon Trio with whom he toured Europe extensively.

In 2008 the first two volumes of his books The Orchestral Violinist were published.

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Rodney Friend Tracks

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Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
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Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Gerald Finzi
Introit for small orchestra and solo violin
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Introit for small orchestra and solo violin
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1987: Prom 41
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1987-08-22T05:52:51
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Aug
1987

Proms 1987: Prom 41

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Proms 1987: Prom 37
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1987-08-18T05:52:51
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Aug
1987

Proms 1987: Prom 37

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1986: Prom 57
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1986-09-10T05:52:51
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Sep
1986

Proms 1986: Prom 57

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Proms 1982: Prom 57 - Last Night of the Proms 1982
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Royal Albert Hall
1982-09-11T05:52:51
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Sep
1982

Proms 1982: Prom 57 - Last Night of the Proms 1982

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1974: Prom 28
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Royal Albert Hall
1974-08-15T05:52:51
15
Aug
1974

Proms 1974: Prom 28

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