James Feddeck, solo organ
Organist James Feddeck has performed recitals throughout Europe and North America, won competitions sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, and has been featured on Pipedreams, a nationally syndicated radio program. His musical training and background is unusually diverse and multifaceted. He was admitted to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in four areas—piano, oboe, organ, and conducting, a rare distinction. Now in his third season as Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, Feddeck made his debut with the orchestra in August 2009 at the Blossom Music Festival. In March 2011, he appeared for the first time on the orchestra’s subscription series in Severance Hall, replacing Music Director Franz Welser-Möst at the last minute in the Zurich Opera’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. He has led a number of new initiatives with the orchestra, including “Italian Masterworks,” a concert series and innovative collaboration between the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Museum of Art. In 2010 he was recognized by Oberlin as the first recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award for professional achievement and contributions to society. Program includes works by J. S. Bach, Brahms, Buxtehude, A. Foote, and others.
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