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  • Associate Professor of Practice in Violin
  • Violin, Miró Quartet
Office Location: MRH 5.116
  • Violin

Education BM, Rice University

Research Areas Chamber music; violin; fiddling; coaching and development; arts industry consulting

Associated Ensembles Chamber Music Young Professional String Quartet

About William Fedkenheuer is widely respected as a performer, teacher, professional development coach and consultant. Uniquely drawing on over two decades of experience onstage and off as a member of three internationally renowned string quartets (The Miró, Fry Street, Borromeo Quartets), William teaches people and ensembles how to accomplish their goals with more consistency, less time and energy, and to raise the level of their impact and inspiration. As a soloist and chamber musician, Fedkenheuer performs on the world’s most prestigious stages from Carnegie Hall to Esterhazy Castle with media coverage including NPR, PBS, NHK, and the Discovery Channel as well as Strings and Strad magazines. Recipient of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Martin E. Segal Award and a Canadian National Fiddle Champion, he is currently the second violinist of the Miró Quartet and has appeared on numerous recordings.

His collaborations and commissions pair him with major artists and composers around world crossing musical boundaries with artists such as Leon Fleisher, Audra McDonald and Jake Shimabukuro. Fedkenheuer maintains an active schedule as a professional development coach and arts consultant drawing on his past twenty-five years of experience developing highly effective strategies, principles and tools for how to thrive as a musician, ensemble, and organization – in the arts or other areas. His teaching philosophy revolves around “everything is possible”.  His goal is to focus students understanding of how to identify, prioritize and choose the most effective tools to reach their goals.  He helps strategize mindsets and fundamentals to hone their level of playing – to get the highest return on their investment of focus, energy, and time.  His students craft unique careers that including performing, inspiring, and educating in the same venues that are part of Fedkenheuer own career.  Please email to inquire about openings in his studio; he would love to hear from you.