James Feddeck has stepped in to lead the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for performances on September 28, 30 and October 1. He will conduct an unchanged programme which features Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and “Emperor” Concerto with soloist Rudolf Buchbinder. Feddeck steps in for Jaap van Zweden, who is unable to conduct due to an unexpected family situation.

Born in New York and hailed by the Chicago Tribune as A gifted conductor who’s clearly going places”, James Feddeck is a winner of the Solti Conducting Award, the Aspen Conducting Prize, and is a former Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra. Earlier this month he conducted a benefit concert with musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra to raise funds for the American Red Cross’s work in support of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

In recent seasons he has appeared with leading European orchestras including the Vienna Radio Symphony, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, BBC Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra.  In North America he has conducted the Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, and the Toronto and Montreal Symphonies.

Forthcoming engagements this season include debuts with the Orchestre National de France, Barcelona Symphony, Hamburg Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and return visits to the BBC Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, and the Orchestre National de Belgique.

James Feddeck studied oboe, piano, organ and conducting at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and in 2010 was recognised by Oberlin as the first recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.