John Feeney is principal bass of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and a member of the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble. He is a member of the Smithsonian Chamber Players and the Grand Tour Orchestra, a period instrument group, and can be heard frequently playing chamber music in NYC’s major venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Feeney was first prize winner of the 1980 Concert Artists Guild and the Zimmerman-Mingus International competitions and a medalist and prize winner in the 1978 Geneva and Isle of Man competitions. His numerous performances of double bass concerti include appearances with such orchestras as the American Symphony and St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the Metropolitan and Brooklyn Museums and Symphony Space. He has recorded extensively for Sony, EMI, CBS, RCA, Telarc, MusicMasters, Nonesuch, BMG, and Arabesque Records. He began his bass studies with Linda McKnight and holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from The Juilliard School where he was a scholarship student of David Walter.