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VC Artist Fedor Rudin Appointed Orchestral Education Professor at University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Beginning his role in October 2023, Rudin will manage the university’s orchestral activities, including artistic planning


Russian-born, French violinist and VC Artist Fedor Rudin, has just been appointed professor for orchestral education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW).

Having just signed his contract, the 30-year-old will begin his term at MDW as of next month. 

“[My appointment means], as everybody asks, I will not be teaching neither violin nor conducting,” Fedor explained in a Facebook post. “I will be in charge of the University’s orchestral activities, which includes the artistic planning and musical direction of the Webern Symphony Orchestra.”

His upcoming projects in his new role include planning performances at the Musikverein Wien concert hall with conductor Manfred Honeck and the Wiener Singverein concert choir for Franz Schmidt’s oratorio, Das Buch mit Sieben Siegeln (The Book with Seven Seals).

“I am very excited to start this new chapter and particularly happy to return to the University where I started my own conducting diploma nearly seven years ago,” Fedor added.

Having attended the Salzburg Mozarteum University, Cologne High School of Music, and Graz University of Music and Performing Arts graduate, Fedor has studied with Pierre Amoyal, Zakhar Bron, and Boris Kuschnir.

A former major prize winner at the Paganini, Enescu, and Marteau International Violin Competitions, he has performed with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Deutsches Kammerorchester.

He is currently in a phase of big debuts: he has had solo performances in Prague, Paris, and Montreal, at the Berlin Philharmonic, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, and Carnegie Hall in New York. He was also a guest at the Salzburg Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

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