The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas has appointed two new musicians: Assistant Principal Flute GABRIEL FRIDKIS and Assistant Principal Oboe TAMER EDLEBI. Both musicians begin performing with the orchestra on New Year’s Eve.
Gabriel Fridkis was previously principal flute in the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has appeared with the San Antonio Symphony and the Nashville Symphony, and performed concerti as a soloist in Italy, Croatia, and the Czech Republic. He won the Purchase Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and the Jean and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition, and appeared several times as a soloist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Fridkis received a bachelor of music degree from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music in 2016 and a master of music from DePaul University in 2018. He attended National Repertory Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival, and Banff Music Festival. At the Fort Worth Symphony, he will join the flute section under his brother, Principal Flute Jake Fridkis.
Tamer Edlebi has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and the Houston Grand Opera and Ballet orchestras. He has participated in summer festivals including the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, as well as four summers at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Most recently, Edlebi served as principal oboe of Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City, performing standard repertory as well as contemporary works by Mexican composers. Edlebi is a founding member of the Prismatics Woodwind Quintet, winners of the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In 2017, he was named a Zarin Mehta Fellow through the New York Philharmonic Global Academy partnership with Rice University. Edlebi holds a bachelor’s degree from Chapman University. He completed graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music and earned a master’s degree from Rice University.
Posted December 11, 2018