Frederick Krug

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Frederick Krug

FREDERICK KRUG, sought after for his versatility and dynamism as a performer, has delighted aficionados of classical, jazz, rock, and country music alike.


Mr. Krug holds a bachelor degree with high honors from the Eastman School of Music where he studied classical guitar performance under Nicholas Goluses, composition under Stephen Fruend, classical theory under Alec Brinkman, and post-tonal theory under Ciro Scotto. As a founding member of the Eastman Guitar quartet, he has premiered works by Tellef Johnson and Matthew Fuerst, and, with that group, was featured in the Eastman School of Music pop symposium where he opened for Steve Vai (Whitesnake and David Lee Roth). This meeting of styles inspired Tellef Johnson to write The Prisoner, a piece for string quartet, heavy metal trio, and male soprano, which Fred premiered at Julliard's VIA festival (Life Through Art). He has also played in master classes with Bruce Holzman and William Kanengeiser (L.A. Guitar Quartet). He currently performs as a soloist, as a member of the Louis Romeo and Fred Krug Duo, and as a member of the Jazz Soul Fusion group Closed 'Til Dark.


Fred has worked extensively as a producer, developing and recording bands and solo artists. Bands include Dakota, Pushing Mary, Opanna Oxtium, Veloray, Country Music Radio, and The Busted Honeys. With these groups, he has performed at the Knitting Factory, CBGB's, Galapagos, Moheegan Sun, The Block Island Music Festival, and NY Symphony Space. He has also worked alongside legendary producer Paul Leka (Steam, Harry Chapin, REO Speedwagon). He is currently producing country artist Emily Colt.


Mr. Krug has developed an innovative curriculum to teach guitar, classical theory, and voice to a variety of students age 5-70+. He taught at the National Guitar Summer Workshop at the age of 18, where he performed with Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big and Racer X), John Pettrucci (Dream Theater), Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult). Fred is a visiting artist Connecticut's Region 15 school system, and is the guitar instructor at both the Rumsey Hall School in Washington, CT, and the Taft School in Watertown, CT.

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