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PaulPaul currently lives in Los Angeles where he has a busy career recording in the studios for motion pictures and television. Listen to his many flute recordings for a wide-ranging sample of his work. Read Paul Fried's full bio.

Paul's career achievements include:


  • Private Studio, Los Angeles
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Boston University Tanglewood Institute
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Brown University, Adjunct Professor


  • New West Symphony-Orange County Masterchorale, Solo Flute
  • New York Chamber Symphony (Gerhard Schwartz), Solo Flute
  • Pittsburgh Symphony (André Previn), Principal Flute
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra, Alternate Flute
  • Boston Pops (Arthur Fiedler & John Williams), Solo Flute
  • Berlin Philharmonic (invited by Herbert von Karajan)


  • Pittsburgh Symphony
    Bach, B Minor Suite
    Mozart, D Major Concerto
    Stravinsky, Octet
  • Boston Symphony
    Bach, Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 4 & 5
  • Boston Pops Orchestra
    Bach, B Minor Suite
    Charles Griffes, Poem
    Mozart, Concerto in G Major
    Mozart, Concerto in D Major
    Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp
  • Recitals
    New York Debut, Carnegie Hall
    Radio Performances WGBH, WCRB, WBUR, WGBH
    Chicago, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Merken Hall
  • Competitions
    Munich International Competition (Finalist)


  • Sine Qua Non Recordings, "Flute Flavors"
  • Orion Records, "Bach, Complete Sonatas for Flute and Continuo" (1986)


  • Braveheart
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Anastasia
  • Crazy Like A Fox
  • Jewels
  • Robin Hood
  • Innocent Blood
  • Wedding in Las Vegas
  • Lethal Weapon I
  • Lethal Weapon II
  • Throw Mama from the Train
  • Trains, Planes, and Automobiles
  • Mighty Ducks
  • The Last Boyscout
  • Murder She Wrote
  • Queenie
  • Hoffa
  • War of the Roses
  • Paradise
  • Die Hard
  • Die Harder
  • Wilder Napalm
  • ...and numerous other projects


  • Juilliard School
  • Juilliard Preparatory School
  • Hope High School, Providence, RI


  • Julius Baker, 1956-1959
  • Eugene Foster, 1960-1961
  • Marcel Moyse, 1966-1967
Fried plays exceptionally well - his sound is big and notably beautiful and his virtuosity is considerable. The music making is superior.


-The Boston Globe

Mr. Fried, who has struck me always as a splendid musician, has developed now into a flutist of first caliber. His tone of clear beauty, his brilliant technique and his profound musicality make me compare him to the great names of our time.


-Christoph Eschenbach

He is an absolutely first-rate flutist, and adept in all facets of the repertoire as well as being an excellent soloist and participant in Chamber Music.


-André Previn

He is well worth hearing.


-New York Times

Expressive, technically unerring, witty and intellectually rigorous without being dry. Bravo, Fried!.


-The Star Ledger, NJ