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Biography:

 

JOHN FEENEY, double bass, is principal double bass of Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the period instrument groups American Classical Orchestra, Sinfonia New York, and Opera Lafayette in Washington, D.C. This May he will play principal bass with Boston's Handel and Haydn Society, and has also performed with the Vienna Philharmonic. As a chamber musician and soloist he was first prize-winner of the Concert Artists Guild and Zimmerman-Mingus International Competitions and a medalist-prizewinner in the Geneva and Isle of Man Competitions. In 2010 he gave the world premiere performance of Dragonetti’s Concerto in D with the American Classical Orchestra. In 2007 John played the world premiere of Paquito D’Rivera’s Conversations With Cachao a concerto for clarinet, sax, and double bass at the Caramoor International Music Festival with Paquito and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Subsequent performances were with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico. In 2009 he founded the DNA Quintet and began recording and publishing the premieres of the chamber music of Domenico Dragonetti.