Aurelien Fort Pederzoli


French-born violinist Aurelien Fort Pederzoli has quickly risen to be known as one of Chicago’s most creative and sought-after collaborators.

Aurelien is a graduate of the Paris Conservatory, where he studied with world-renowned teacher Jean Lenert. He then attended the Bern Hochschule, Switzerland, where he was in the master class of Prof. Monika Urbaniak and received guidance from Prof. Igor Ozim. 

In 2002, he was invited to study in Chicago with Shmuel Ashkenasi. He received a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance studying under Ilya Kaler as well as Marc Zinger.

In 2008, Aurelien founded the Anaphora Ensemble, a chamber music ensemble, which appeared frequently on national radio and performed in eclectic places, from the green mill to symphony hall. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Pederzoli was first violinist of the Corky Siegel Chamber Blues band and toured nationally and internationally with them.

From 2009 until 2014, Aurelien was one of the violinists, and founding member, of the Spektral Quartet, in residence at the University of Chicago.

Aurelien Pederzoli started teaching when he was eleven and has kept teaching privately throughout his career. His students are graduates of the Paris and Lyon Conservatoires, Yale university, University of Michigan as well as the Cleveland institute of music. He has coached chamber music privately and at the university of Chicago and teaches at New Music School since 2013.

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