Assistant Principal, Dorothy and Herbert Graebner Chair
DSO member since 2018
Abraham Feder began his tenure with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Principal Cello in the fall of 2018. Prior to his appointment, he was a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. During the summer of 2018, he served as Assistant Principal Cello of the Santa Fe Opera. Feder began his orchestral career as Principal Cello of the Sarasota Orchestra and as cellist of the Sarasota String Quartet from 2008–2016.
Feder has been featured as a soloist with the Sarasota Orchestra, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Americas, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, as a member of the Chroma Quartet, he founded the Tuesdays with Chroma concert series in Sarasota.
An avid chamber musician, Feder has performed with Ricardo Morales, Amy Oshiro Morales, and Kerri Ryan of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Michelle Kim, Assistant Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic; Richard Hirschl, Brant Taylor, Kenneth Olson, and Yuan-Qing Yu of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO); Stephen Balderston, former Assistant Principal Cello of the CSO; Desomd Hoebig, former Principal Cello of the Cleveland Orchestra; Danielle Belen; Joseph Silverstein; Ray Chen; Christopher O’Riley; and Leonidas Kavakos.
Feder earned his master’s degree under the tutelage of Desmond Hoebig at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. He received a Bachelor of Music at The Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with David Soyer and Peter Wiley. His teachers have also included Richard Hirschl and Tanya Carey.