Abraham Feder joined the Sarasota Orchestra as Principal Cellist and Cellist of the Sarasota String Quartet in 2008. He graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with David Soyer and Peter Wiley. Abraham soloed in the Sarasota Orchestra’s 2010 Portraits in Passion concert. He made his Canadian debut in 2009 under the baton of Carlos-Miguel Prieto with the Orchestra of the Americas. He has also soloed with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras. Abraham served as principal cellist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the Curtis Chamber Orchestra, and the Curtis Opera Orchestra. In 2009 and 2010, he was principal cellist of the Orchestra of the Americas’ summer tours in Canada and South America. Abraham was chosen as principal cellist of the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall; as principal cellist of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras; and as principal cellist of the Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra during its performances at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago and in New York at Avery Fisher Hall. Abraham was a soloist on “From the Top” and was presented in recital with “Music in the Loft.” He was featured in 2009 on WFMT’s “Impromptu.” Abraham performed with Christopher O’Riley at the Laguna Beach Music Festival. Abraham teaches at the Sarasota Music Academy and is a section coach for the Sarasota Youth Orchestra programs. The past two summers, Abraham was a guest performer, playing with faculty members at the Sarasota Music Festival. In the summer of 2009, he served on the faculty at “Manhattan to the Mountains” at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. During the summer of 2011, he is scheduled to be a cello instructor at the Luzerne Music Center. Abraham’s upcoming performances include the Chopin Cello Sonata on November 15th at the Artist Series of Sarasota. He will also play a chamber ensemble arrangement of Don Quixote by Strauss on January 20th on the Sarasota Orchestra Chamber Music Series. In March, Abraham will once again join students of The Curtis Institute of Music in concert in Sarasota at the Historic Asolo Theater. Abraham’s teachers have included Richard Hirschl and Tanya Carey. He plays on a 1785 Joseph Odoardi cello.
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