Feodor was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He took up music at 7 as a hobby. His parents insisted on his studying at the Tashkent University of Information Technology. Feodor abided by their demands and won an admission to the University to become a fiber-optic link engineer. But his great love for music kept him on the hop.
When he was just 17, Feodor won the international “Flower children” rock festival in Tashkent, as best solo guitarist. After graduating from the university, Feodor moved to Moscow and entered the State Gnessins Music College to study guitar. The next year he conquered the all-Russian competition of young guitarists called “Guitar’s Many Faces”, winning the grand prize as best guitar player. After that he dedicated himself exclusively to music.
An exciting creative period of Feodor’s life began, including new acquaintances and collaborations with jazz stars. During this period Feodor learned a lot. He played and recorded with such musicians as David Sanborn, Billy Cobham, Eric Marienthal, Damien Schmitt, Michael Shrive, Dave Koz, Hadrien Feraud and Phil Perry. Thanks to them, Feodor gained his own playing style; his individuality blossomed, and new plans were inspired.
Feodor met like-minded musicians bass player Anton Davidyants and drummer Damien Schmitt, and with them he formed Impact Fuze. Through tours, performances, and co-writing, the guys enjoyed each other’s musicianship. The result of this cooperation, an album called “Moscow”, won acclaim not only in Russia but also abroad. Feodor began to receive invitations from Western Europe to give master classes there. While working on the album, Feodor got very interested in electronic music. The track “Idea” from the “Moscow” album is one of his first creative experiments, where he tried to insert electronic music elements into fusion music. Contemporary styles are heard more often now in his works and arrangements, giving them a fresh and modern sound.
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