Ingemar Fridell, Professor of “Musical Studies and Interpretation”, was trained as a solo pianist and organist at the Gothenburg Academy of Music. On completion of his studies, he worked for many years as a rehearsal pianist at Gothenburg Opera with musical responsibility for a great number of opera productions.
Fridell has gained a reputation for mastering a wide repertoire of music. As an active piano soloist, organ soloist, composer, and chamber musician he has given many concerts and piano recitals in Scandinavia, Germany, France, as well as in South America. He has performed many times on Swedish Radio and Television, and his latest CD with classical piano compositions, “Rhapsody of Piano Delights”, was published by Naxos in December 2011.
In 2009 Fridell gained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Lund University; his field of research was Music Education. He is particularly interested in the interpretation of Western classical musical from the perspective of performing musicians, and has, in his doctoral thesis called “Talk on Musical Interpretation”, developed and tested two visual tools for facilitating communication between musicians about issues related to musical interpretation. The visual tools are specially designed for illustrating aspects of personally experienced melodic phrasing. Fridell has presented his thesis at several international research conferences of Music Education, among others at the ISME conference in Beijing, China, in 2010. At present, Fridell is exploring the musical ideals of eminent artists, their thoughts and strategies when interpreting and performing classical piano compositions.
Last modified 18 Apr 2013