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Gideon Freudmann, creator of CelloBop, to perform at Simon's Rock

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA – Gideon Freudmann, known for his own music style, CelloBop, will be performing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. His performance will take place on Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m. at the Alumni Performance Center of Livingston Hall Student Union. The concert is free and open to the public.
 
Gideon Freudmann, a cello innovator, has created his own style of music called CelloBop – a fusion of blues, jazz, folk and other styles. Freudman has performed at The Montreal International Jazz Festival, The Prague Swing Jazz Festival, and throughout the US, and his music is frequently heard on NPR's All Things Considered. His creative workshops at schools, colleges and music camps, as well as his Tunebook, New Music For Cello has inspired cello and violin students and teachers from coast to coast to perform his music in their own cello choirs and string ensembles.  Freudman's original music has been commissioned for film, theatre, and dance. His recent project has been performing live soundtracks for classic silent films. He has 12 original CDs to his credit and has performed on dozens of albums by other musicians.
 
A classical musician by training, Freudmann earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Cello Performance from the University of Connecticut. Since that time, Freudmann has distinguished himself as one of New England's most popular solo cross-genre cellists, performing in venues throughout the United States, including a featured performance at the New Directions Cello Festival in New York. His solo CDs have been internationally distributed, and aired nationally and internationally.
 
Freudmann has held several artistic residencies including the University of Connecticut, James Madison University, Ithaca Violoncello Institute, and others, and has performed in dozens of colleges and universities in the country.