Richard Friedman

Richard Friedman

Music Composer 

Richard Friedman is a Los Angeles-based Film and Television composer known for dramatic and majestic orchestral scores.

Hollywood studios have invested deeply in recent years to enhance their film trailer campaigns with Richard’s music. Award Winning Directors and Producers Frank Yablans, Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino have each used Richard’s music in scores for their projects.  His success as a keyboard studio musician and arranger has made him an in-demand performance demo artist for prominent sampled software and synthesizer companies as well.

Our Producer/Director Scott A. Capestany commissioned Richard in the Winter of 2013 to score the Trailer for “The Rainforest” production.  A TV/Web Series currently in development.  With over 40 years of highly tuned ears and musical insight, Mr. Capestany quickly was able to convey his artistic vision to Richard whom at first edit, provided a brilliant masterpiece of seamless amazing score elements.

Originally taught piano by his mother at age four, his formal training in the classics included New York’s High School of Music and Art, the Fontainebleau Conservatoire, France, and a PhD in Music History and Theory from Boston University.

Richard Friedman’s education and instinctual talent have enabled him to create music in every style ranging from classical, jazz, to contemporary. His prolific rich-sounding music for Film, TV, movie trailers, music production libraries and commercials has been licensed worldwide and can be heard every day around the globe.

Capestany Films is honored and privileged to soon be working with Richard on a variety of upcoming Film/TV projects for 2014 and beyond.

In my career as president of Paramount Pictures, CEO of MGM Studios, and as an independent producer, I have been privileged to work with the best in the industry . . .

John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and James Horner, to name a few.  In my opinion it is simply a matter of time before Richard Friedman’s name and reputation will travel in the company of these exceptional film composers.

– Frank Yablans | Former President of Paramount Pictures and CEO of MGM Studios