Biographies

John Fedor cello

John Fedor | cello

Born in Edmonton, John Fedor began his cello studies at the age of ten, with Josephine van Lier. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Alberta in 2010, under the direction of cellist Tanya Prochazka. While attending the University of Alberta, John received the Jason Lang Memorial Scholarship, Beryl Barnes Memorial Award, Frantisek Cikanek Memorial Scholarship, and the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship. In 2001, John also received the Elizabeth Cerwick memorial String Scholarship from the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.

From 2009-10, John performed as a member of the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, studying under Katinka Kleijn of the Chicago Symphony, and Ariel Barnes, principle cello of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. During his time with the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, John studied conducting under the direction of Maestro Arthur Arnold, conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.

From 2008-12, John worked with the Edmonton Public School Board Music Enrichment Program as a cello instructor and orchestra conductor. John has also spent 9 years as the music director and conductor for the St. Martin Children's String Society in Edmonton. In 2014, John received his Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. Since then, he is currently employed by the Edmonton Public School Board as an Elementary Music Specialist and holds a Level II certification in Orff Schulwerk.