In 2008, Abraham Feder took his position as Principal Cellist of the Sarasota Orchestra and cellist of the Sarasota String Quartet. He attended The Curtis Institute of Music and studied with David Soyer and Peter Wiley. He served as Principal Cellist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the Curtis Chamber Orchestra and the Curtis Opera Orchestra. Abraham was chosen as principal cellist of the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall. He also served as principal cellist of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras. As a youth, Abraham spent five summers as a member of the Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. During that time, he was selected to serve as principal cellist of the Disney Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival at Avery Fisher Hall.
Abraham has performed solo with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Youth Concert Orchestra and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. He was a prizewinner in the Primary, Junior and Intermediate Divisions of the Society of American Musicians and received an Honorable Mention in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Feinberg Competition.
Abraham has been featured as a soloist on “From the Top,” and has been presented in recital with “Music in the Loft.” He has participated in the Rush Hour Concerts at St. James Cathedral in Chicago and was featured in 2007 on WFMT’s “Impromptu.” He was also featured in concert with Christopher O’Riley at the Laguna Beach Music Festival. He has performed with artists Richard Hirschl, Brant Taylor, Kenneth Olson and Yuan-Qing Yu of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO); Rami Solomonow and of the Chicago Chamber Musicians; Stephen Balderston former Assistant Principal cellist of the CSO; Joseph Silverstein; and Leonidas Kavakos.
Abraham has performed in master classes with Janos Starker, Wolfgang Laufer, Yehudi Hanani, Truls Mork, Carter Brey and Eleanore Schoenfeld.
Abraham’s teachers have included Richard Hirschl and Tanya Carey.
Abraham spent the summer of 2008 at the Colorado College Music Festival and the Vail Valley Music Festival.
Abraham plays on a 1785 Joseph Odoardi cello.