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Fedor Veselov, born in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation), started out at the age of 5 studying singing, music theory and later piano at GEORGY SVIRIDOV Music School. Before turning 15, he had already won several awards at different national and international piano competitions such as VASILY SAFONOV Piano Competition in Piatigorsk (2nd Prize) or “Premi Principat d'Andorra” International Piano Competition (1st Prize). As well as that, before the age of 15 he had already developed an intense concert activity in the best concert halls like Saint Petersburg Philharmonia and Saint Petersburg State Capella.
At the age of 15, he moved to Moscow and entered the FRYDERYK CHOPIN State Music School where he studied under the renowned pianist Elisso Virssaladze, Meritorious Artist of the Russian Federation and of the Republic of Georgia.
While studying at Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory he energetically and enthusiastically devoted himself to chamber music. In 2006, he won the First Prize at Barletta Young Musician International Competition (Italy) for a cello and piano duo with his brother, as well as the First Prize for piano solo.
At the same time, he continued perfecting his piano technique in the USA where every summer he received lessons from some of the world's most distinguished piano teachers. He participated both as a soloist and as part of various chamber music ensembles in concerts and international festivals like Southborough Summer Festival (near Boston).
He has participated in various live recordings, the most famous of which is Cesar Franck cello and piano sonata, performed together with Sergey Antonov (winner of the First prize at Tchaikovsky International Competition) in july 2009 in the USA.
In 2011, he performed a series of Lizst piano pieces concerts in commemoration of the composer's 200th birthday and prepared a Spanish composer Antón García Abril programme, at whose competition he was awarded the 2nd Prize (Teruel, Spain).
Since 2012, he has been perfecting his piano studies under Stanislav Pochekin at Liceu Higher Music Conservatory in Barcelona, as well as sucessfully performing in various concert halls in the same city. In 2013, he appeared as an actor and pianist in a FESOCE (Spanish Federation of Deafblind) audiovisual campain.
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Since 2014, he has been specializing in contemporary repertoire and playing Catalan composers' music in SGAE (Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers) Mompou concert hall. One of the concerts was recorded and broadcast on Catalunya Radio. In march 2015 he won Antón García Abril International Competition.
For more than 10 years, he has been successfully performing in a piano duo with his wife, Irina Veselova, at different recitals in Russia, USA and Spain. In november 2017, they made a piano arrangement and a music video of the Barcelona Football Team anthem, which appeared on TV 3 (Catalan TV channel).
Apart from his long career in classical music, he also forms part of JULES rock band, who successfully perform in Spain and France.
In January 2017, he performed an Anton Garcia Abril concert accompanied by the Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra in Madrid, which was broadcast live on the Spanish Classical Radio and Spanish TV2 channel.
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