Recently completing his fourth and final season as Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra, James Feddeck made his debut with the orchestra in August 2009 at the Blossom Music Festival. In March 2011, he replaced Franz Welser-Möst at the last minute to conduct the Zürich Opera’s staged production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Severance Hall. He has also directed a number of new community initiatives including Cleveland Orchestra collaborative performances with the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Play House, and led two critically acclaimed subscription weeks in the 2012/13 season. In addition to his duties as Assistant Conductor, Mr. Feddeck served as Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, which he led on its first-ever international tour to the musical capitals of Prague, Salzburg, and Vienna.
In the United States, Mr. Feddeck has conducted the orchestras of Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte (with soloist Yo-Yo Ma), Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Memphis, Omaha, St. Louis, San Diego, and Toledo; led performances with the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra (Ballet Across America Festival); and appeared several times at the Aspen Music Festival, where he returned in the summers of 2012 and 2013. Recent and upcoming engagements include his Canadian debut with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec; additional debuts with the orchestras of Calgary, Edmonton, Naples, Rochester, Santa Fe, and Tucson as well as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and The Florida Orchestra; and re-engagements with the Atlanta and Toledo symphonies, both on subscription.
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