|Alexander Fedoriouk, Cimbalom
Alexander Fedoriouk began playing the cimbalom at the age of seven in Kolomyja, Ukraine. While still in his teens he played weddings in mountain villages in Ukraine and Moldavia. He studied music at the Kolomyia Music School, Chernivsty Musical College and the Kiev State Conservatory. In Ukraine, he appeared in musical movies and received awards at the national competition on folk instruments. He has performed as a soloist with The Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestrta. Featured on numerous recordings , Alexander has recorded with jazz flutist Herbie Mann, avant-garde composer and cellist Erik Friedlander, Nigel Pulsford of Bush and performed in Carnegie hall with John Cale of the Velvet Undeground.