Miriam Fried Recieves Honor For Her 20-Year Commitment to RSMI

One of the most respected violin pedagogues in the world, herself an acclaimed soloist, Miriam Fried was surprised by Ravinia leaders, family and friends at a ceremony Monday when they presented her with the first Edward Gordon Award in recognition of her 20 years of leadership at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute. Fried, who has led RSMI’s piano and strings program for most of the summer conservatory’s 25-year history, will give a concert in Ravinia’s Martin Theatre on July 5,with violinist Mihaela Martin, violists Atar Arad and Paul Biss, cellist Frans Helmerson and pianist Jeremy Denk.