James Feddeck


Appears on: Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto

James Feddeck is an orchestral conductor whose musicianship is recognized worldwide.

Recent seasons have seen debuts with the Vienna Radio Symphony, German Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Belgian National Orcetra, French National Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

In particular, he has been regarded for his interpretations of the music of Anton Bruckner, with a number of acclaimed performances of the composer’s symphonies: the Eighth with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Fifth on tour with the Belgian National Orchestra, and the Sixth and Ninth with the RTÉ Dublin National Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, respectively.

In North America he has conducted the Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto, and Montreal symphony orchestras.

Born in New York and a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, James Feddeck is a winner of the Solti Conducting Award from the Solti Foundation U.S., the Aspen Conducting Prize, and was recognized by his alma mater as the first recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award for professional achievement and contributions to society.

In August 2017 his first CD was released in collaboration with the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin and the radio station Deutschlandfunk Kultur. It features the music of one of Germany’s leading Neo-romantic musical figures, Georg Schumann (1866–1952). This recording marks the first to be made of the Opus 42 Symphony in F Minor (1905).