Carolyn Davis Fryer

Title

Lecturer in Music, Double Bass

Education

Bachelor and Master of Music, Juilliard School

Email
cdfryer@bu.edu

Carolyn 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 to honor her mentor, Alexander Schneider, in a live, nationally televised broadcast. Subsequently, she toured with the Brandenburg Ensemble under the direction of Jaime Laredo. As guest artist, she has appeared with Triple Helix, Lavazza, the Colorado and Mendelssohn Quartets, the Orion Trio, and the prestigious “Music from Marlboro” concert series. She has also performed in the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Portland Chamber Music Festival.Ms. Fryer performs regularly with the Boston Ballet Company and with Boston Musica Viva. In addition to BU’s School of Music, she is on the music faculty at UMass Lowell and, as guest artist, has coached at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) and the New Hampshire All State Chamber Music Festival.

Ms. Fryer performs regularly with the Boston Ballet Company and with Boston Musica Viva. In addition to BU’s School of Music, she is on the music faculty at UMass Lowell and, as guest artist, has coached at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) and the New Hampshire All State Chamber Music Festival.Before moving to Massachusetts in 1996, Ms. Fryer was an active freelance musician living and working in New York City where she was Principal Bassist with Philharmonia Virtuosi, performed with the American Ballet Theater, and taught at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts and Mannes Preparatory School of Music. She graduated from the Juilliard School where she was awarded the Zimmerman Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement and

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