Carolyn Davis Fryer

Lecturer, Double Bass |

11-3619-CFAHEADS-0040Carolyn Davis Fryer, bassist, has an extensive background as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher. She has toured South America with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta, and performed with Isaac Stern at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. to honor her mentor, Alexander Schneider, in a live, nationally televised broadcast. As guest artist, she has appeared with Triple Helix, the Colorado, Mendelssohn, and Alexander Quartets, and spent four summers at the renowned Marlboro Music Festival, with whom she recorded and toured frequently.

Ms. Fryer performs regularly with the Boston Ballet Company, Boston Musica Viva, along with other chamber groups in the New England area. She also tours with the Brandenburg Ensemble, under the direction of Jaime Laredo. A devoted teacher for over 30 years, Ms. Fryer was invited to join the faculty of Boston University in 2010, and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, in 2009 and has coached at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI). Her students have gone on to study at Boston Conservatory, and the Juilliard School, among others.

Before moving to Massachusetts in 1996, Ms. Fryer was an active freelance musician in New York City, where she was Principal Bassist with Philharmonia Virtuosi, and taught at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts and Mannes Preparatory School of Music. A graduate of the Juilliard School where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees, she was awarded the Zimmerman Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement.