Bob Fried was the founder of the Arius Chamber Music Society, its President and Artistic Director. He studied composition with Robert Stoltz at Lewis and Clark College, Double Bass with Eugene Levinson at the Aspen Music Festival and in Minneapolis, with Stuart Sankey at the University of Texas, Austin and with Paul Ellison in Houston. His viola studies have been with Kenneth Freed in Minneapolis. He has played with the Long Beach Symphony, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Austin Symphony, Chamber Music Northwest, Portland Opera, Portland Chamber Orchestra, the Arius Chamber Players of Austin, Texas and the Arius Chamber Music Society of Minneapolis. His business background includes technical executive level management at several private and public companies. He is also a software developer with a focus on websites.
“...the conductor Craig Randal Johnson brought out the darkness in the music, kept the score and the singers well balanced, and made the climaxes pay off.”
'Opera' Magazine, London