James Feddeck, hailed as a “gifted conductor who’s clearly going places” (Chicago Tribune), is Principal Conductor of Orchestra i Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano. Alongside his orchestral and operatic engagements in Milan, Feddeck’s return visits include Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre National de Lille and to the Residentie Orkest. Recent engagements include the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Japan.
Born in New York, James Feddeck has appeared extensively in North America, including with The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Seattle Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and Oregon Symphony. He has also conducted many of Europe’s leading orchestras such as the Orchestre national de France, Vienna Radio Symphony, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Weimar, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony, Stockholm Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, and the Hallé; and has enjoyed successful visits to Australasia with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia.
In particular, he has been well-regarded for his interpretations of the music of Anton Bruckner with a number of acclaimed performances of the composer’s symphonies: No. 8 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the fifth on tour with the Orchestre National de Belgique and Bruckner Symphony No. 6 and No. 9 with the RTÉ Dublin National Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, respectively.
James Feddeck has performed with many of the world’s leading soloists, including Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Rudolf Buchbinder, Gautier Capuçon, Ellinor D’Melon, James Ehnes, Martin Frost, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Gary Hoffmann, Steven Isserlis, Vadym Kholodenko, Yo-Yo Ma, Truls Mørk, Midori, Daniel Müller-Schott, Javier Perianes, Fazıl Say, and Arabella Steinbacher. His recorded discography includes the works of Georg Schumann with Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (2017), and the music of Terry Riley and Dane Rudhyar with The Cleveland Orchestra and Calder Quartet (2022).
Feddeck studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, was Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra. He is a winner of the Solti Conducting Award, and of the Aspen Conducting Prize.
“A fantastic debut… What Feddeck did with Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony during last Friday’s concert was phenomenal.”
San Francisco Classical Voice
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