The 30-year-old will take up the post as professor for orchestral education next month

Fedor Rudin

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The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW) has announced that Fedor Rudin has been named professor for orchestral education. The Russian-born French violinist, 30, will take up his new position in October.

Posting on Facebook, Rudin said he would ‘be in charge of the University’s orchestral activities, which includes the artistic planning and musical direction of the Webern Symphony Orchestra’. He also stated that the position involved no actual teaching of violin or conducting, and that one of his first projects would be Franz Schmidt’s Das Buch mit Sieben Siegeln, taking place in January at the Vienna Musikverein with Manfred Honeck and the Wiener Singverein. ‘I am very excited to start this new chapter and particularly happy to return to the University where I started my own conducting diploma nearly seven years ago,’ he added.

Rudin’s own tutors have included Pierre Amoyal, Zakhar Bron and Boris Kuschnir. He has won prizes at the Paganini, Enescu, and Marteau international violin competitions, and has recently had solo performances at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, New York’s Carnegie Hall, with the Berlin Philharmonic and in Prague, Paris, and Montreal,. He was also a guest at the Salzburg and Schleswig-Holstein music festivals.

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