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Maestro Frederick Devyatkin

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Frederick devyatkinA native of New York City, Mr. Devyatkin began his violin studies at the age of six. Upon admission to the Manhattan School of Music, he began studying with Erick Friedman. While freelancing in the New York metropolitan area, Mr. Devyatkin studied orchestral repertoire with New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, David Nadien.

In 1982 Mr. Devyatkin won an audition for the Savannah Symphony, where he was a member of the core orchestra for the next nine years. During this time he continued his studies with William Preucil, now Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra.

In 1992 he became the music director of the "Beaufort Chamber Orchestra," then a community orchestra of about fifteen members with a schedule of three concerts. Under his baton, the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra has become one of the best small town orchestras in the country. During each concert, patrons enjoy his educational and sometimes amusing insights about the music and composers.

Today the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra presents eight concerts a season with forty-five professional and semi-professional musicians. The annual concert season includes an autumn classical concert, a holiday concert, a spring classical concert and a late spring pops concert. (Schedule HERE)

Mr. Devyatkin also conducts the Beaufort Symphony Youth Orchestra which was founded in 2000 to afford the youth of our community the opportunity to participate in orchestral music. (Click HERE)

Our Maestro lives in Savannah with his wife Katie (also a professional violinist), and his son, Peter. Their daughter, Elizabeth, is continuing her musical education. Mr. Devaytkin operates Devyatkin Enterprises and is the orchestra director for Saint Andrew's School.

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