Feodor was born in Tashkent,Â Uzbekistan. He took up music at 7Â which was a mere hobby. His parents insisted on his studying at the Tashkent University of InformationÂ Technology. Feodor abided by their demands and won an admission to theÂ University to become a fiber-optic link engineer. But his great love for music keptÂ him on the hop.
When he was just 17 Feodor became the winner of the international rock-festival â€œFlowerÂ childrenâ€ that was held in Tashkent as the best solo-guitarist. After graduatingÂ from the university Feodor moved to Moscow and entered the State GnessinsÂ Music College to learn guitar playing. The next year he conquered the all-RussianÂ competition of young guitarists called â€œGuitar's many facesâ€, where he got the Â Grand Prix as the best guitar player. After that he dedicated himself to musicÂ only. An exciting creative period of Feodor's life began. There were acquaintances andÂ co-projects with jazz stars. During this period he learned much. Feodor playedÂ and recorded with such musicians as David Sanborn, Billy Cobham, EricÂ Marienthal, Damien Schmitt, Michael Shrive, Dave Koz, Hadrien Feraud and PhilÂ Perry. Thanks to them Feodor gained his own playing style and lineaments; hisindividuality became more outstanding and creative.Â New ideas and plans that had to be realized came up. A bass player AntonDavidyants and a drummer Damien Schmitt became his like-minded fellows.Â The guys noted each other's gifts at the first onset. It became obvious thatÂ they had to pool their efforts in common cause. Tours, performances, coauthorshipÂ the guys enjoyed each other's musicianship. The result of thisÂ cooperation the album called â€œMoscowâ€ was appreciated not only in Russia butÂ also abroad. Feodor began to receive invitations from West Europe to giveÂ master-classes there. It's worth mentioning that whileÂ working on the album Feodor got very interested in electronic music. A trackÂ â€œIdeaâ€ from the â€œMoscowâ€ album is one of his first creative experiments, where heÂ tried to insert electronic music elements into fusion music. Modern styles areÂ heard more often in his works and arrangements, imparting them with a fresh anÂ exclusive sound. Today Feodor lives an active creative, studio and tour life.