William Fedkenheuer is widely respected as a performer, teacher, and consultant. Uniquely drawing on two decades of experience onstage and off as a member of three internationally renowned string quartets (The Miró, Fry Street, and Borromeo Quartets), he dedicates his life to serving others through performance, teaching, and personal and professional development.
Growing up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mr. Fedkenheuer became the youngest member of The Calgary Fiddlers in 1983 and was named a Canadian national fiddle champion in 1989 before making his solo debut with the Calgary Philharmonic in 1994.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Fedkenheuer performs on the world’s most prestigious stages, including Carnegie Hall, Esterhazy Castle, Suntory Hall, and the Taipei National University of the Arts. He has appeared on NPR, PBS, NHK (Japan), and the Discovery Channel, as well as in Strings and Strad magazines. Mr. Fedkenheuer is the recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, and serves as an associate professor of instruction at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music and oversees its Young Professional String Quartet Program.
Mr. Fedkenheuer also maintains an active schedule as a consultant and professional development coach. Drawing on his past twenty-five years of experience developing highly effective strategies, principles, and tools for how to thrive as a classical musician, ensemble, and organization, his mission is to empower each individual to give permission to be their most impactful, creative, and alive self.
An active hiker, fly-fisherman, and burger connoisseur, Mr. Fedkenheuer has two sons, Max and Olli, who share his love of curiosity, discovery, innovation, and chocolate. He performs on a violin by Peter and Wendy Moes, and bows by Charles Espey and Ole Kanestrom. For more information, please see williamfed.com.
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