“WHEN ALL THE EFFORT, THE TECHNIQUE, THE CREATIVE CAPACITY IS USED
IN SERVICE OF MUSIC, THE RESULT IS SIMPLY AMAZING.”
Dr. Fred is a member of Trombones de Costa Rica (TCR), a quartet that specializes in bringing Latin American music to international audiences. He has toured with TCR in Argentina and the United States. Other activities as a chamber musician include performances with the Chicago Music of the Baroque, the Casals Festival Chamber Players and the Alterity Chamber Orchestra (Orlando, FL). He has been in residence with the Harlaxton Chamber Music Festival in the United Kingdom and recorded with Puerto Rico Symphony’s principal clarinetist Kathleen Jones in Caribe Clarinete.
As a soloist, he has performed with ensembles such as the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Colombia, Puerto Rico Symphony, US Army Orchestra (American Trombone Workshop, DC), Banda Sinfónica de Santa Fe (Trombonanza, Argentina), and multiple university ensembles in the United States. He is a sought after as a clinician having done seminars in the United Kingdom, United States, Argentina, Costa Rica, Peru, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
He has recorded with the Puerto Rico Symphony on the Grammy nominated production of Rafael Hernandez’s Cofresí. Other recording credits include the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid recording of Manuel Penella’s El Gato Montés for the Deutsche Gramophone Label and with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla Amadeo Vives’ Doña Francisquita, for the Sony Classical label.
Dr. Fred holds degrees from Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music and Indiana University. His former teachers include Michael Mulcahy, Timothy Higgins, Douglas Wright, Randy Hawes, Christopher Davis, Steve Norrell, David Finlayson, Joseph Alessi, Keith Brown, Edwin Anderson and Antonio Salcedo.