Co-Founder, Creative Producer
Fedor Ouspensky started taking violin lessons at the age of 5 at the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC. He studied with Naoko Tanaka at the Juilliard School, Oleg Rylatko at the National Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program, and with Aaron Rosand privately. He also studied conducting with Maestro Mark McCoy and Maestro Glaser.
In 2012 and 2013 Fedor was invited by Maestro Lorin Maazel to join the first violins section in the Castleton Festival Orchestra, the youngest ever musician to hold a position in that orchestra. He performed publicly at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Since age 12 Fedor has been giving full program solo recitals.Fedor held a position of the Assistant Concertmaster of the Bel Cantanti Opera (2012-2014), a professional opera company in Maryland with fully staged performances in Washington DC area of Rossini’s Barber of Seville; Mozart Cosi Fan Tutti, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly among other operas. For five years prior he was a concertmaster of three orchestras of the American Youth Philharmonic.Fedor is a devout promoter of classical music: in 2009 he became one of the founding performer-members of Arts Are For All Ages, a non-profit organization in the Washington DC area, which provided classical music concerts to retirement communities.Teaching young musicians is another of Fedor’s passions: he has taught students of different ages and levels, he also coached young violinists in preparation for youth and school orchestra auditions. Fedor loves methodical approach to teaching, and he has built a system of individual plans and written follow-up assignments which he gives to his students to help them make better use of their practicing time.