Fredericka King, pianist, has been praised for her lyricism, expressiveness, beautiful warmth of tone and outstanding technique. Critics and audiences have lauded her recitals, performed in the United States, Europe, and South America. The New York Times complimented her debut performance at Carnegie Recital Hall for its "straightforward style and verve."
King has appeared as the featured artist on Public Radio broadcasts, on television, and as soloist with several New England orchestras. Her solo performances in Boston have included recitals at historic Jordan Hall, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the African Meeting House on the Black Heritage Trail.
Fredericka has performed as pianist and accompanist for the National Spiritual Ensemble, touring throughout the US and in Spain, and is a founding member of the group La Femme, La Femme, dedicated to the performance of chamber and solo works by women composers.
Her discography includes a recording of solo repertoire by Classical and American composers, A Born Pianist, a recently recorded three disc set titled Piano Classics for Young Listeners which she designed and produced, Chamber music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor with the Coleridge Ensemble, and one of solo and vocal works by American women, Hooray for the Ladies!, recorded live, in concert, with the group American Classics.
King is a member of the piano faculty at New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School, as well as Senior Music-Historian-in-Residence at Emerson College and maintains a private teaching studio.
Fredericka has received degrees from Boston Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and studied in the Doctoral program at Boston University. She was awarded a Teaching Diploma by the Royal College of Music in London, England and also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
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