Biography

 

 

 

Denis Fedorov was born in 1971 in Zirianka in Yakoutia (North-East of Siberia, Russia).

 

In 1980 he entered the Music School where he learned piano, accordion, music theory and composition. In 1985, he won the First Prize in the competition for young composers from Yakutia. From 1986 to 1990, he followed the accordion (chromatic system, classical music style) and orchestral conducting courses in the class of V. F. Shashin at the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Conservatory of Music (Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia). He won the Grand Prize of the East Russian accordion competition in 1989 in Vladivostok, where he memorized the first book of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier in full concert. In 1990, he won the Second Prize in the accordion competition of the entire former USSR, and obtained the special prize for the best performance of the music of J.-S. Bach.

From 1990 to 1995, he studied in accordion virtuosity class "classical music style" with Professor Vacheslav Semionov as well as studies of harpsichord with Professor IM Ivanova at the High National Academy of Gnessin Music in Moscow, where he obtained the accordion soloist diploma in 1995.

In 1995, he began to learn the organ at the Geneva Conservatory of Music in the class of Professor François Delor. At the same time he takes composition lessons with professors Jean Balissat and Rainer Boesch. Between 2001 and 2002 he continued his organ studies at the Vienna Conservatory of Music, in the class of Professor Thomas Schmoegner. He finished his studies at the Lausanne Conservatory of Music, in the class of Professor Kei Koito. In 2004, he obtained the Concert Diploma with congratulations from the jury. In 2007, the Soloist Diploma was awarded to him in the same institution.

He regularly performs in organ, harpsichord, piano or accordion as a soloist, member of ensemble or orchestra, in Europe and Russia.
He is titular organist of the Parish of Chailly-La Cathédrale in Lausanne.

He directs the ensemble "Concordia Discors", which applies to musicological research from the Baroque period and especially in the music of J.-S. Bach.
The particularity of the ensemble also consists in the reconstruction of lost works by the Cantor of Leipzig.

 

 

 

 

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