Winner of the Lincoln Center Martin E. Segal Award, violinist William Fedkenheuer has distinguished himself as a versatile artist with international performances as fiddler, soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. William’s touring in the United States has included performances at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall Presents, San Francisco Performances, and the National Gallery. Abroad, he has performed at the American Academy in Rome, Fountainbleu, Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, the Taipei National University of the Arts, and in Austria at the famed Esterhazy Castle for the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt.
Violinist of the Miró Quartet and on the faculty of the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, William made his solo violin debut with the Calgary Philharmonic in 1994. William went on to receive a Bachelor of Music from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music under the tutelage of Kathleen Winkler and continued his graduate studies with Miriam Fried at Indiana University with influential summers at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and the Tanglewood Music Center. Previously a member of the Borromeo and Fry Street Quartets, William has taught on the faculties of the New England Conservatory of Music and the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. Winner of numerous local and national fiddling competitions, from the age of 7 William toured the world as a country western fiddler both individually and as a member of The Calgary Fiddlers.
An active hiker, fly-fisherman, burger and French-fry addict, William has two sons, Max and Olli, and two dogs, Archibald and Lulu. William performs on bows by Charles Espey and Ole Kanestrom and a violin by Peter and Wendy Moes.
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