William Fried is a Charlotte, NC-based pianist whose work focuses on music of various French Avant Garde traditions, the incorporation of technology, interdisciplinary work with theatre and dance, and the realization of unconventional notation. Concert highlights include performances at the LA Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series, Vancouver New Music Festival, Roerich Museum (NY), UC San Diego Wed@7 Series, La Giralda de l’Arboç, and New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice. Critics have described his playing as “poised and remarkably dexterous… hypnotic” (The Boston Globe), “in possession of an incredible technique” (Vancouver Classical Music), “subtly shaded and delicately phrased” (SanDiego.com), and “awe inspiring” (Beacon Sound). Fried has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Brown University, and graduate degrees in music from the New England Conservatory (MM) and the University of California, San Diego (DMA), where he studied piano with Stephen Drury and Aleck Karis. He is Artist Associate in Piano at Davidson College.