JOSEPH FREDA - COMPOSER
Giuseppe Freda was born in Italy. At an early age of 12, he developed a passion for the guitar and music writing.
He played his first concert at the age of 13 with his brother Anthony.
At the age of 15 to join his brother Italo, he moved to the USA where he had music lessons for two years before attending the Boston Conservatory of Music, concentrating on classical guitar.
While attending college, he performed in clubs, weddings, and private functions all over New England.
Soon, after he realized that his performance needed to be more versatile, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston where he concentrated in jazz writing.
He has been writing music from an early age and he would often collaborate with his brother, Anthony, on many songs.
Influenced by opera composers like Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, and contemporary artists like George Benson, Paco de Lucía, Al di Meola, John McLaughlin, and others, he developed versatile musical abilities where he can incorporate different styles of music to create unique musical compositions.
ANTHONY L. FREDA - TENOR
A classical crossover artist and a tenor known for his powerhouse vocals and charismatic live performances, Anthony L. Freda was born in Italy and moved to the USA at the age of 17. He studied classical music and opera at a very early age. While playing bass and singing with different pop bands, he developed a love for all kinds of music.
Once in the USA, he attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of Music majoring in arranging and composition while studying vocals.
At the age of 21, he entered the Boston Conservatory of Music where received a Master's Music Degree in Composition and Conducting.
He continued taking voice lessons and developing a lyric tenor voice suited for opera and pop music.
He has been working as a recording artist on original compositions with his brother, Joseph Freda, and other composers.
Anthony has multilingual singing abilities. He can sing in Italian, English and Spanish.
RYANN MURRAY - SOPRANO
Ryann Murray is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Some credits include Tony and Tina's Italian Wedding on Norwegian Cruise Lines, featured artist on The North Shore Music Theatre stage and playing the role of Ti Moune in Once On This Island at the Historic Iao Theatre in Maui, HI
CHRISTOPHER MURRAY - POP/VOCALS
Christopher Murray has been performing as far back as he can remember. As a child he was a member of the Treble Chorus of New England under the direction of Marie Stultz. The highlight of that period was singing at the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Massachusetts State House by then governor Michael Dukakis in 1988. Christopher is delighted to be a part of Freda World Music. Performing in Benevento and Matera, Italy in September 2019 was the highlight of his year. Other notable music credits include Wilmington High School Marching Band Drum Major, Wilmington High School Jazz Band Lead Alto Saxophone, and Westfield State University Wind Symphony Second Alto Saxophone.