VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
American pianist, organist, voice trainer and teacher Beebe Freitas was born Beatrice Pauline Botty in Youngstown, Ohio on 28 August 1938. At Oberlin College she studied piano with Edward Mattos, at Boston University (on a scholarship in accompanying) with Alexander Borovsky and at Juilliard with Beveridge Webster.
She moved to Honolulu in 1966 and, in addition to coaching privately, became Head of Music at Hawaii Opera Theatre and organist for the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu and the Punahou School Chapel Program.
As an accompanist she worked with Frederica von Stade, David Shifrin, Leonard Rose, Sylvia McNair, Bernard Greenhouse, Yo-Yo Ma and other performers.
Beebe Freitas died in Aina Haina, Hawaii on 17 February 2018, aged seventy-nine.