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Fedor Belugin

Fedor Belugin was born in 1982 in Krasnoyarsk-26. Graduated from the Academic Music School at the Moscow Conservatory (class of Marina Keselman) and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (viola class of Prof. Galina Odinets, chamber ensemble class of Prof. Irina Kandinsky,  quartet class prof. Andrey Shishlov), then continued his postgraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory. In 2005-2011 was a member of the State Quartet named after D. D. Shostakovich. After graduating from the conservatory, he became the winner of the international competition "Classical Heritage" in two categories (solo and chamber ensemble) and a scholarship holder of the "Russian Performing Arts" Foundation.

In 2008, Fyodor Belugin, in a duet with pianist Alexander Osminin, won the 1st prize at the 5th International Duet Competition in Sweden. In 2009, the duet of Belugin and Osminin took part in an all-Russian tour, playing more than 40 concerts in the best concert halls of the country from Murmansk to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Later the ensemble toured in Germany, France, Belgium, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Poland, USA, Sweden, Italy. In 2012, the violist became a member and one of the founders of the David Oistrakh String Quartet.

Creative communication on stage connects Fedor with such musicians as N. Gutman, I. Kandinsky, E. Virsaladze, A. Rudin,  A. Baranov, G. Zhislin, A. Bonduryansky, V. Ivanov, M. Utkin, T. Alikhanov, P. Vernikov, S. Girshenko. He performed with famous orchestras conducted by M. Benyumov, P. Bellugi,  T. Currentzis,  E. Bushkova, S. Strelle, M. Arkadiev, I. Lerman, A. Vorontsov. He combines concert activity with teaching at the Moscow Conservatory and the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. Plays viola by Pietro Giovanni Mantegazii  (Milan, 1780) from the fund of the State Collection of Unique Musical Instruments of Russia.

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