JOSEF FEIGELSON, Founder/Director of Institute for Strings
        Latvian-born cellist Josef Feigelson had studied with legendary Mstislav Rostropovich at the world famous Moscow Conservatory
and received many important awards including prizes in the 1974 Tchaikovsky (Moscow) and the 1976 J.S. Bach (Leipzig) International
Competitions, and a 1990 Avery Fisher Grant. Visit to know more.
       In addition to concerts around the world, Mr. Feigelson is regularly teaching young string players and serves as a juror at  
competitions. He gave master classes at Aspen and Waterloo Festivals, Rutgers University, Chautauqua Institution, Detroit Civic
Orchestra, and other venues in the United States and abroad. Among his outstanding private students are Astrid Schween, former
cellist of the Lark Quartet and professor of Amherst College in MA; Tim Park, solo cellist with the Berlin Opera in Germany, and
Jeansung Lee, winner of numerous prestigious awards. As pianist, he has accompanied singers and instrumentalists, and for the past
ten years also offered private piano lessons.
After the masterclass with cellists of the Detroit Civic
Orchestra and their manager
At the 2006 International Davidov Cello Competition in
Kuldiga, Latvia
Teaching in Brest, France