Paul Fried is widely regarded as one of America's foremost flutists. He began his studies with his father and at the age of 8 was granted a full scholorship to the Juilliard Preparatory School to study flute with Julius Baker. After a period of years he again studied with Baker at Juilliard, graduating with a BS Degree in 1970.
In April of 1970 Fried successfully auditioned for the Boston Symphony then under William Steinberg, and was Assistant Principal Flutist of the Boston Symphony and later Solo Flutist of the Boston Pops under both Arthur Fiedler and John Williams. Fried has also been Co-Principal Flutist of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Solo Flute of the New York Chamber Symphony. In 1977 Fried was invited to perform as Solo Flutist with the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert van Karajan.
Paul Fried moved to Loa Angeles in 1985 and has been Solo Flutist and Piccilo for over 200 motion pictures, including Lethal Weapon - Die Hard, Hoffa, Anastasia and Cat in the Hat. In addition he is the Solo Flutist for the New West Symphony and Acting Principal Flutist of the California Philharmonic. Fried teaches flute privately in Los Angeles.