Celebrating 60 Years of Musical Excellence

June 26 – July 31, 2021

Jake Fridkis

JAKE FRIDKIS is hailed by the Dallas Morning News for his “radiant tone and generous expressivity,” and the Fort Worth Star Telegram for his “musicianship, clear sound, precise intonation and empathic dynamic levels,” and he has quickly established himself as one of the leading flutists of his generation. Before graduating from the Yale School of Music, he won the principal flute position in the South Dakota Symphony where he played for two months before winning the same position with the Fort Worth Symphony, where he is now principal. He has performed as a concerto soloist in Germany, Italy, France, Brazil and throughout the U.S. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and played guest principal with the Dallas Symphony, Symphony SONG (Korea) and guest solo flute with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, including their 2017 spring tour. Fridkis earned his master’s degree and Artist Diploma while studying with Ransom Wilson at the Yale School of Music, receiving the coveted Thomas Nyfenger memorial prize for highest achievements. His other studies have been at the Cleveland Institute with Josh Smith and at Aspen with Mark Sparks. Fridkis is an EMF alum, where he studied with Les Roettges. Fridkis plays a 14k Haynes flute and is a Wm. S. Haynes performing artist. His solo appearances are made possible by the Wm. S. Haynes flute company.