Daniel Friberg

Clarinetist Daniel Friberg has been a member of wcfsymphony since 2012, traveling from the Twin Cities for all of our concert sets. He also has a longer history with Jason Weinberger than any of our other musicians, the two of them having played together in orchestra as college undergraduates. Here is more on Dan’s illustrious career:

Dan has performed in concert halls across the United States, as well as in South Korea, Russia, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Hungary, Austria, Italy and France. Past orchestral affiliations include the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Cedar Rapids Symphony, Duluth-Superior Symphony, Minnesota Ballet, New World Symphony and American-Russian Young Artists Orchestra, including performances under conductors Michael Tilson-Thomas, James Conlon, Leon Botstein, Valery Gergiev, Bramwell Tovey, Bobby McFerrin and Peter Oundjian.

Dan has been a concerto soloist with the Kenwood Symphony, Minnetonka Symphony, and the Orchestra of the Royal Ghent Conservatory of Music, and won first prize in the Schubert Club, Thursday Musical, and WAMMA competitions. As a member of the East Coast Woodwind Quintet, he toured the United States and Russia extensively, and was a finalist at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, California. He has participated in the Hot Springs Music Festival, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Madeline Island Music Camp and Attergau International Orchestral Institute (Austria). From 2009 to 2010 he was a fellow of the Belgian American Education Foundation (B.A.E.F.), studying with Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Frank Coryn, and Vincenzo Casale at the Royal Ghent Conservatory of Music in Belgium. (Click HERE for Dan’s blog documenting the family’s year in Ghent.) During his time in Belgium, Mr. Friberg becamse interested in early clarinets and period performance (see below), an expertise he continues to develop.

A Minneapolis native, Daniel Friberg earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees at Yale University, studying with clarinet soloist David Shifrin, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Minnesota, studying with Burt Hara of the Minnesota Orchestra. He currently serves as Second and E-flat Clarinet in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, teaches privately in the Twin Cities, and is co-manager of the printed music department of Groth Music Co. in Bloomington, MN.