Teaching and Masterclasses
A passionate and dedicated teacher, Dr. Fredriksen teaches in-person and virtually anywhere in the world from his private studio in New York City.
He serves on the piano faculty of Manhattan School of Music’s PreCollege Division. Through the years, his students have enjoyed success as solo and chamber music artists, competition winners, professors and instructors.
Brandt Fredriksen has held professorships at Lawrence University (Wisconsin), Kent State University (Ohio), and Georgia State University, (Georgia). He has served on the Artist Faculty of the United Nations International School (Manhattan) and was Visiting Professor at the Confucius Institute in Beijing while collaborated in exchange programs with Renmin University of China and Georgia State University.
He has coached piano ensembles for the New York International Piano Competition sponsored by The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation in New York City.
Dr. Fredriksen holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a Master of Music from The Juilliard School, and a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University. Fredriksen has also studied in Freiburg, Germany and the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary.
Dr. Fredriksen’s major piano teachers were Mischa Kottler, Charles Fisher, Flavio Varani, Nadia Reisenberg, James Tocco, Stephen Kovacevic, György Sebők, Martin Canin and Ferenc Rados. He has also performed in masterclasses for Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Mischa Dichter and Menahem Pressler. He has studied chamber music with Joseph Gingold, James Buswell, Georges Janzer, Rostislav Dubinsky, Aldo Parisot, Seymour Lipkin and Felix Galimir.