martin friedel composer


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Martin Friedel was born in Germany. Migrating to Australia, his family settled in a remote sawmill community in Victoria. A Daffyd Lewis Scholarship led to Melbourne University, an honours degree in physics and mathematics, a PhD in chemistry, piano studies with Victor Stephenson and, later, conducting with Robert Rosen.

Turning from science to music in the 1970s he has supported an independent existence through  composition across a wide range of form and genre, from theatre and film to opera and contemporary classical music. His work has been recognised by a number of awards including an Emmy.

Martin Friedel is a represented artist at the Australian Music Centre. Click here for an extended biography.

 Click here for a conversation about science and music with pianist and composer  Michael Kieran Harvey,.