Roman Fedchuk - biography
Roman Fedchuk was born in Ukraine in 1970. He started performing when he was 11 years old with Lvov Philharmonic gaining his first success at the Jan Kocián International Music Competition (Czechoslovakia, 1985). He left the Ukraine to continue his studies at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow between 1988 and 1993 studying with Professor Z. Shihmurzaieva. He completed his studies with the world famous violinists D. Cyganov and I. Stern and in 1991 he became a "laureate" of the renowned international competition “Vianna da Motta” in Lisbon (1991).
Fedchuck participated and won other prestigious awards at international competitions including the Prague Spring Competition in 1992, V. Hummel in 1993, and the Gernbach International Music Competition in 1996. He performed with different orchestras including the Kyslovodsk Philharmonic, Briansk Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic, the West Bohemian Symphonic Orchestra and Virtuosi Pragensis. He has been a frequent guest of European music festivals including Iserlohn (Germany 1991, 1992), Tour (France 1993), Chursächsische Sommer (Germany 1996), the International Festival of Music and Dance in Ubeda (Spain, 1997), the Moscow Music Festival (Russia, 1997), the Bohemia Festival (Czech Republic, 1998), the International festival of Václav Jírovec (Czech Republic, 2002), and Fürth (Germany, 2007).
As a concertmaster and soloist Roman Fedchuk has collaborated with the ‘Moscow Soloists’ (under Y. Bashmet) and he performed at some of the world's most prestigious concert halls, including Albert Hall and Gewandhaus.
As guest concertmaster he has worked with Orchestra G. Verdi in Milan, the Chursächsische Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, and Quintetto da Camera (Berlin).
He has been living in Prague since 1994 where he founded the international ensemble of soloists “Concertino”, which performed successfully not only in the Czech Republic, but also in other European countries (France, Spain, Germany, Italy). In June 2001 and September 2003 he performed in Japan. In May 2002 he recorded J.S. Bach “violin concertos”. Since 1999 he has been a member of the Ludwig Piano Quartet (recording a CD of J. Brahms and A. Dvorak Piano Quartets, 2003). Roman Fedchuck also studied conducting in Romania at the National University of Music (Bucharest) with professor D. Goya. His debut as a conductor was in 2004 in the Czech Republic and later conducted in Romania and Germany.
Since September 2004 has been teaching in State Conservatory in Pilsen (Czech Republic).