Nicolás Fridman

Violinist, String arranger

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I've been playing the violin for 25 years, both in chamber ensambles and symphonic orchestras (inlcuding Argentina's National Symphony Orchestra). I also play rock, pop, electronic and even dancing music!

EDUCATION
* Juan José Castro Provincial Conservatory – La Lucila / Martínez 2005 – 2008

* National University of the Arts – Department of Musical Arts – Buenos Aires
Orchestral Instrumentalist Violin Orientation (RM Nº 1174/18) - Graduated in 2023
Bachelor's Degree in Music with Violin Oriented - Studying

Private violin lessons
* Music School “Nueva Escuela Argentina 2000” 1996 – 1999
* Master Alejandro Elijovich 2008 – 2018
* Maestro Luis Roggero 2018 – Present

ORCHESTRAS
* Opera Orchestra of the “Juan José Castro” Conservatory 2005 - 2007
Guide to second violins
* String Orchestra of the “Juan José Castro” Conservatory 2007 - 2019
Guide to second violins; Concertnaster; Soloist.
* Buenos Aires Academic Orchestra (former Teatro Colón) 2009 - 2013
Guide to second violins; Concertaster.
* Orchestra of the “Giuseppe Verdi” Lyric Company 2012 - 2013
First violins.
* Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Avellaneda
In order of merit. Contracts in 2018.
* Orchestra of the “Divertimento Choral Group” 2014 - Present
Concertmaster.
* Argentine National Symphony Orchestra
2016 - Present
Second violins (2016 – 2018); First violins (2018 – Present)

TEACHING ACTIVITY
* Violin classes since 2007
* Master classes in Argentina and Chile Music Festivals

CHAMBER MUSIC
* Concerts and classes with various ensamles (piano duo, string quartet, etc.)

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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

2 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Gordon G.
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    Nicolás is such a pleasure to work with - prompt, kind, and thorough. I heartily recommend his work to everyone!

  2. Review by Gordon G.
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    Amazing work! Super fast, way above and beyond what I expected. Thank you so much Nicolás!

Interview with Nicolás Fridman

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I have been playing for 15 years in a string trio named ALTAIR where I play the violin and make arrangements along with my partners. (@altairok)

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I always have a chamber music concert ahead.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I haven't looked yet.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog, I love to hear the sound directly from its source.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: High quality performance and commitment.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: It's always a new adventure.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How much will it take. I usually do it quickly, but won't handle something if I don't like how it sounds.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Thinking I only play classical just because I play the violin.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What type of sound they are looking for, what the composition means to them, why do they want a violin line, etc.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: The most important thing is to know what you are looking for.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: It's ok with my violin (maybe a spare string set)

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I started as a young boy in 1996. I studied with very important teachers in Buenos Aires (including the National Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster and the 2nd violins Guide). I keep taking lessons regularly.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Passionate

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Anyone, as long as they take it seriously.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Always feel the music.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Classical music, but I really like rock, pop and electronic. As an argentinian I also play tango.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My musicality, vibrato, intonation and good sense of the rythm.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: My 25+ years of violin playing and my will to make high quality music.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I first listen to the theme, then study the music sheet or compose a violin line and then go to the studio.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I record in a studio using an Audiotechnica PRO 35 (ambient microphone optative).

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: For popular music: 2 cellos. My favorite violinist of all times is David Oistrakh, but I like new generation violinist like Augustin Hadelich or Hillary Hahn.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I can play and record any music sheet you send me, create and record a violin line for your compositions, or make a string arrangement.

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Symphonie Espagonle by Edouard Lalo - 1st Movement, live with piano

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  • 2CELLOS
  • Augustin Hadelich
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  • Swiss violin made in 1869
  • AudioTechnica PRO 35 microphone
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