Winter Concert

Saturday, March 9, 2024, 7:30 pm

Hovhaness: Prayer of St. Gregory, with Mark Baker, trumpet

Reinecke: Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 283, with Frieda Chan, flute

Rachmaninov:Symphonic Dances

Frieda Chan made her professional orchestral debut at the age of 17 as the guest principal flutist for the Kobe Philharmonic (Japan).  Subsequently, she has performed with many professional orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Detroit Symphony, and Spokane Symphony. In the Greater Seattle Area, she has the privilege to perform as principal flute with the Eastside Symphony, the Northwest Mahler Festival, and the Solstice Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she regularly substitutes for the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra.  She has been featured as a soloist with the Catania Music Festival (Italy), the Okayama Music Festival (Japan), Orchestra Filharmonic di Bacau, Orchestra Filharmonic di Ploiești, and the Bucharest "George Enescu" Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania). 

Frieda pursued her Bachelor of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Full Scholarship), Master of Music at the University of Michigan (Nelson Hauenstein Scholarship, Robert & Sylvia Zell Scholarship, J&V McIntosh Scholarship), and her  Doctorate of Musical Arts at SUNY Stony Brook (Full Scholarship, Graduate Chamber Music Teaching Assistantship, and Stipend). Her flute teachers include Jeffrey Khaner, Carol Wincenc, Amy Porter, Timothy Day, Maria Tamburrino, and Carol Potter. As a passionate chamber musician, she was a recipient of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Grant.  Her chamber music coaches include the Emerson String Quartet and the New York Woodwind Quintet. As an avid educator, she has taught, coached, and mentored young musicians at organizations such as the Interlochen Arts Academy Summer Camp, the Spokane Youth Symphony, the Michigan Youth Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, the California Youth Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. These young musicians under her tutelage have gone on to study at prestigious music programs in institutions such as the Juilliard School, University of Michigan, and Indiana University. Recently, she joined the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Conductor for Flute Orchestra & Flute Choir and Co-Assistant Conductor for Philharmonia. 

Currently, Frieda is a PhD scientist working as an Innovation Manager at UW CoMotion where she commercializes life science technologies and facilitates UW Start-up formations. In addition to music and science, Frieda is a medalist at international rowing regattas as a coxswain, a titled handler at national agility trials with her champion border collie (Artemis), a finisher of US half marathon and triathlon, a black belt (Shodan) in karate, a botanical illustrator, a horticulture enthusiast who served in the Education Committee at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, and a keen hiker who plans to summit Mt. Fuji and Mt. St. Helens in 2025.

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