Ian A Frederick

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Ian A. Frederick


Ian A. Frederick Obregón (b. 1987, Bogotá, Colombia) is an Colombian composer.

Mr. Frederick received composition degrees from Corpas University (Colombia), Ohio University, and currently is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Michigan, studying with Michael Daugherty and Paul Schoenfeld. He also studied with Mark W. Phillips, Andre Gribou, and Jorge H. Pinzón and attended the International Course for Composers SYNTHETIS in Radziejowice, Poland, studying with Zhou Long, Philippe Manoury, Simon Steen-Andersen, Martijn Padding, and Pawel Hendrich. He engaged in summer study at Northwestern University, and studied composition with Stephen Syverud, Jonathan Kirk, and Robert Reinhart. He has attended master classes with Avner Dorman, Yotam Haber, David Lang, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Seifen, and Tristan Murail ,among others.

Ian A. Frederick won the 2014 National Prize of Music in Composition by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, Joliet Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition (2nd Prize – 2015), and the Festival Internacional UniMúsica Composition Competition in Colombia (1st Prize – 2013). His three orchestral works have been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia after having been selected in nationwide competitions. He has worked with director Alyn Darnay writing the music to his films Immunity, the comedy Krissy Belle, and the comedy pilot Bummed Out. He also wrote music for the short thriller Horsemen by director Matteo Borgomanero and in Colombia with Fernando Dueñas on the short animation Complex Water (We Are Water Film Festival competition finalist).

His work has been presented at the main concert halls in Colombia, the Action On Film International Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA), Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, Long Island International Film Expo, Big Apple Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, Bogotá International Music Festival, Radziejowice Castle (Poland), Alte Schmiede Gallery (Vienna, Austria), II Youth Piano Competition of Panama, and in Sydney, Australia.

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