Fedor Amosov

Fedor Amosov is an exceptionally talented young Russian cellist who is fast becoming known worldwide. Mr. Amosov was born on Mach 27, 1988 into a musical family in Moscow. He started playing the cello at the age of six and was accepted as a student at Moscow Conservatory’s Central Music College. His first public performance took place when he was seven years old. Since then he has been performing regularly as a soloist and recitalist in Russia, throughout Europe, in Japan and elsewhere. He has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia as well as symphony orchestras in Japan, Spain and the Czech Republic. Mr. Amosov is a regular participant in festivals including Monrepos Nights festival.

Mr. Amosov was awarded the first prizes in the Concertino Prague 38th International Competition, with a special prize for the best performance of Sonata No.3 by Martinů; in the Fifth International Youth Tchaikovsky Competition in Japan (Kurashiki), the All-Russian Cello Competition “The Magic Bow” (Grand Prix, 2003) and the International Knushevitsky Cello Competition (2007). In the United States he triumphed by winning the WAMSO and Corpus Christi international competitions, with concerts scheduled with the Corpus Christi and Minnesota orchestras in 2009 in addition to several recitals. In 2010 Mr. Amosov got Performance Diploma from
Michigan State University and he is published in the US by Wiltshire Music Company.

Mr Amosov has studied with cellists such as Stephen Geber, Suren Bagratuni, Lev Evgrafov, Natalia Gutman and has also taken lessons with world renowned Mstislav Rostropovich, David Geringas, Natalia Shakhovskaya, Dmitri Yablonsky and Gustav Rivinius. Fedor Amosov’s first CD was released on Naxos in 2010 with the program of Six Sonatas of Luigi Boccherini for cello and basso continuo arranged for cello and piano by Alfredo Piatti. The CD received fine reviews - John Sheppard, MusicWeb International wrote: “I started listening fully expecting to disapprove, but almost immediately I was won over by the sheer musicianship of both the arrangements and the performances ....I had not heard of Fedor Amosov before. He studied with an array of fellow-Russian cellists, including Rostropovich, and has won several competitions. He plays with great panache, delicacy when that is called for, and has an enviable range of tone colours. Above all he is responsive to the sheer charm and melodious qualities of the music”.

Bel Air Music
has now released Fedor Amosov’s first “ Russian Cello” CD and a future CD is planned to be recorded with Jean-Baptiste Bréval Six Sonatas op.12 in Fedor Amosow’s own arrangement for cello and piano.

Jen-Ru Sun, Pianist, began her professional training in 1990, and completed a master’s degree at the National Taiwan Normal University in 2005. She has completed her Doctoral degree as a student of Panayis Lyras at Michigan State University. Jen-Ru Sun gives numerous solo piano recitals and collaborates in chamber-music concerts, including first performances of contemporary music. She has worked with many outstanding musicians, including Joe Alessi, Suren Bagratuni, Chin-Horng, Nanette Chen, Wen-Pin Lee and Chia-jung Tsai.

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