Fedor Amosov, cellist
Born in 1988 in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory’s Central Music College (class of Lev Evgrafov), studied in the Michigan State University (class of Professor Suren Bagratuni) and the Cleveland Institute of Music (class of Professor Stephen Geber). Thereafter, he took a postgraduate course in the Moscow Conservatory (class of Professor Natalia Gutman). Participated in the masterclasses of David Geringas.
In 2004, he became a winner of the 5th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Kurashiki (Japan). A laureate of the first prizes in All-Russian Cello Competition “The Magic Bow” (2003), Concertino Praga Competition (2006), S. Knushevitsky International Cello Competition (2008), competitions in Corpus Christi (Texas, 2008), Minnesota (2008) and Springfield (Ohio, 2012). In 2015, he won a special prize “Best Performance with Chamber Orchestra in the 2nd Tour” at the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow).
The musician keeps an active concert schedule, performing in Russia, Europe, Asia and North America. Participated in the festivals in Gabala (Azerbaijan), Monrepo (Russia), Colmar (France), Aspen and Cleveland (US). He is a scholar of the International Charitable Foundations of Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Spivakov, Helena Roerich. Since 2015, he has been a deputy concertmaster of the cello section of the Bolshoi Theater Symphony Orchestra.
The musician records were released by such labels as Naxos, Bel-Air Music, Centaur Records. He also performs as a conductor (debuted at the Christmas concert in Cleveland), sound engineer, composer and is an author of multiple transcripts published by Wiltshire Music Company and Ovation Press.