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Born in Bogotá, Colombia to a Colombian mother and an American father, Ian A. Frederick won the 2014 National Prize of Music in Composition by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, Joliet Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition (2nd Prize – 2015), and the Festival Internacional UniMúsica Composition Competition in Colombia (1st Prize – 2013). His three orchestral works have been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia after having been selected in nationwide competitions. Performers of his music include the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia (conducted by Baldur Brönnimann & Ricardo Jaramillo), Manolov String Quartet (Colombia), Corpas Symphony Orchestra (Colombia), Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra (Tampa, FL), percussionist Leszek Lorent, pianist Mauricio Arias, & violinist Stephen Miahky, among others. He has worked with director Alyn Darnay writing the music to his films Immunity (filmed at Gold Coast Studios in New York staring Rena Sofer), the comedy Krissy Belle, and the comedy pilot Bummed Out. He also wrote music for the short thriller Horsemen by director Matteo Borgomanero and in Colombia with Fernando Dueñas on the short animation Complex Water (We Are Water Film Festival competition finalist).

 His work has been presented at the main concert halls in Colombia, the Action On Film International Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA), Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, Long Island International Film Expo, Big Apple Film FestivalFort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, Bogotá International Music Festival, Radziejowice Castle (Poland), Alte Schmiede Gallery (Vienna, Austria),  II Youth Piano Competition of Panama, and in Sydney, Australia.

He received composition degrees from Corpas University (Colombia), Ohio University, and currently is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Michigan studying with Michael Daugherty. He also studied with Mark W. Phillips, Andre Gribou, and Jorge H. Pinzón and attended the International Course for Composers SYNTHETIS in Radziejowice, Poland, studying with Zhou Long, Philippe Manoury, Simon Steen-Andersen, Martijn Padding, and Pawel Hendrich. He engaged in summer study at Northwestern University, and studied composition with Stephen Syverud, Jonathan Kirk, and Robert Reinhart. He has attended master classes with Avner Dorman, Yotam Haber, David Lang, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Seifen, and Tristan Murail among others.

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Ian A. Frederick won the 2014 National Prize of Music in Composition by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, Joliet Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition (2nd Prize – 2015), and the Festival Internacional UniMúsica Composition Competition in Colombia. His three orchestral works have been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia after having been selected in nationwide competitions. Performances of his work has taken place in Australia, Austria, Colombia, Panama, Poland, & in the United States.

Born to a Colombian mother and an American father, he is currently pursuing a doctorate in music composition at the University of Michigan studying with Michael Daugherty. He also studied with Mark W. Phillips, Andre Gribou, and Jorge H. Pinzón and attended the International Course for Composers SYNTHETIS in Radziejowice, Poland, studying with Zhou Long, Philippe Manoury, Simon Steen-Andersen, Martijn Padding, and Pawel Hendrich. He engaged in summer study at Northwestern University, and studied composition with Stephen Syverud, Jonathan Kirk, and Robert Reinhart. He has attended master classes with Avner Dorman, Yotam Haber, David Lang, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Seifen, and Tristan Murail among others.

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Ian A. Frederick won the 2014 National Prize of Music in Composition by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia and the 1st prize at the Festival Internacional UniMúsica competition (Colombia). His music has been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra (Tampa, FL), and the Manolov String Quartet (Colombia) among others. Performances of his work have taken place in Australia, Austria, Colombia, Panama, Poland, & in the United States.  He holds degrees from Corpas University (Colombia), Ohio University, and is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Michigan studying with Michael Daugherty.

 

a talent of international stature | El Tiempo, Colombia’s main newspaper

 

Congratulations to Ian Frederick, a Bogotá native and winner of the National Prize for Symphonic Works, 27 years old and a successful career | David Luna, Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia

 

  • 11 Participations in festivals
  • 3 Film scores
  • 1 TV pilot episode score
  • 3 Competitions won

BIOGRAFÍA

Ian Frederick

Felicitaciones a Ian Frederick, bogotano ganador del premio Nacional a Obras para Orquesta Sinfónica, 27 años y una carrera exitosa.

David Luna, Ministro de Tecnologías de la Información & Comunicaciones de Colombia

I an A. Frederick Obregón ganó el Premio Nacional en Composición, Obras Para Orquesta Sinfónica del Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia en el 2014. Ganador del 2o puesto del Joliet Symphony Orchestra’s Composition Competition (EE.UU.), y el 1er premio de composición del Festival Internacional UniMúsica (Bogotá). Sus obras han sido tocadas en Colombia y en Estados Unidos bajo ensambles tales como la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia (tres veces), Cuarteto Manolov (Colombia), Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra (Florida, EE.UU.), el violinista Stephen Miahky, la Orquesta Sinfónica Corpas, y Ohio University New Music Ensemble, entre otros.

Su música se ha escuchado en los principales auditorios de Colombia, así como en Australia, Polonia, Panamá, el Action On Film International Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA), Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, Long Island International Film Expo, Big Apple Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Música de Bogotá. Ha colaborado con el director Alyn Darnay y con otros directores componiendo música para varias películas independientes.

Estudió composición en la Universidad Corpas (pregrado), Universidad de Ohio (maestría), & actualmente cursa un doctorado en Composición en la Universidad de Míchigan donde estudia con Michael Daugherty. Sus principales maestros han sido los compositores Mark W. Phillips, Andre Gribou, & Jorge Pinzón. Participó en el curso International Course for Composers SYNTHETIS en (Radziejowice, Polonia), estudiando con Zhou Long, Philippe Manoury, Simon Steen-Andersen, & Martijn Padding. En el 2005, estudió improvisación en el curso de verano de Northwestern University y estudió con los compositores Robert Reinhart y Stephen Syverud.

  • 11 participaciónes en festivales
  • 3 scores para películas
  • 1 score de episodio piloto de TV
  • 3 premios recibidos

 

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List of Works

  • Suite in three movements (2005), 7 minutes

  • Chaos, twelve tone piece (2007), 4 minutes

  • Miniature in Messian’s style (2007) 5 minutes

  • Suite – Catrina (2015) 7 minutes
Performances in Austria (premiere), Panama, Colombia, Poland, & Australia.

  • Visione – harp (2008), 4 minutes

  • Gelastic Epilepsy – solo percussion (2015), 3 minutes

  • Voluble Breath – solo clarinet (2017), 5 minutes

  • Spheres – trio for alto sax, cello, and piano (2006), 6 minutes

  • Revelations – string quartet (2010), 8 minutes
Colombian premiere & performances at the Festival Internacional de Música de Bogotá (2013) – Cuarteto Manolov (members of National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia)

  • Hollow Threads – 2 Fl, Ob, Cl Bb, Bsn, Hn. F, Tmp. Bb, electric guitar, electric bass, percussion (2011), 7 minutes
Premiere by the Ohio University New Music Ensemble, Andrew Trachsel conductor. Kennedy Museum of Art – Athens, OH (2011)

  • Violin Sonata –  violin & piano (2011), 17 minutes
Premiered by violinist Stephen Miahky (2012)

  • Frenética (septet) – Fl, Cl Bb, Horn, Marimba, Vln, Vc, D.b (2013), 8 minutes
  1st prize winner of the Festival Internacional UniMúsica competition (Bogotá, Colombia)

  • Revealed – a miniature for saxophone quartet (2013), 60 seconds
Selected by A Very Small Consortium Call for Scores, premiered at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (2013)

  • Passacaglia (2012), 6 minutes (chamber orchestra version also available)
Premiered by the Ohio University Wind Ensemble, Andrew Trachsel conductor – Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University (2012)

  • Nihilistic Voices, five movement suite – large orchestra (2008), 22 minutes
Premiered by the Corpas Symphony Orchestra, Bogotá, Colombia (2009). Selected & performed live by the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia (2011) – Baldur Brönnimann, conductor.  2nd Reading Workshop,  New Compositions for the Colombian National Symphony 2011

  • Abandonations – educational/amateur string orchestra (2011), 6 minutes
Commissioned by conductor Steven Huang for premiere at the 17th Annual Honor Band, Choir, & Orchestra Festival – Ohio University (2012). CD available; Soundwaves.org

  • Pensamientos Ajenos – large orchestra (2012), 15 minutes
  Selected & premiered by the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia (2012) – Baldur Brönnimann, conductor. Plataforma 28 – Young Colombian Composers Competition with the Colombian National Symphony 2012

  • Passacaglia – chamber orchestra (2013), 5 minutes
Winner of the 2013 Composers’ Initiative international competition. Premiered by the Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra under British conductor Stephen P Brown – Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, FL (2013). Press mention10 News, digital home of Tampa Bay’s CBS station

  • Translucidez – large orchestra (2014), 7 minutes
Awarded the 2014 National Prize of Music in Composition by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Colombia. Recording by the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia under conductor Ricardo Jaramillo. Awarded 2nd prize between 269 submissions by the Joliet Symphony Orchestra composition competition (2015).

  • Krissy Belle, feature film (2013) U.S.A. – Alyn Darnay, director – IMDb
Screenings at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and the Action on Film International Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Bummed Out, television pilot (2014) Miami, FL – Alyn Darnay, director

  • Complex Water, short animation (2016) Bogotá, Colombia, FL – Fernando Dueñas Peña, director
Premiere at the Minne Mini Film Festival (Minneapolis, MN).

Filmed at Gold Coast Studios starring actress Rena Sofer. Screenings at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, Big, Apple Film Festival, Long Island International Film Expo, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival & the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

con un público de familias con niños de corta edad que recibieron la propuesta musical con un respeto y un entusiasmo como pocas veces he visto

- El País de España, Juan Ángel Vela Del Campo. Conciertos con el Cuarteto Manolov (Colombia) en el Festival Internacional de Música de Bogotá. -

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