Fedor Glushchenko was born in 1944. His musical talent emerged in early childhood; at the age of 6 he made his public debut as a violinist. In 1962 he began to study composition at the Moscow Conservatory (class of Professor S.A. Balasanyan) and two years after continued his education as a conducting pupil of I.A. Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. Later he took postgraduate studies at the Vienna Academy with Karl Osterreicher and also took master classes with Herbert von Karajan.
In 1971 г. F. Glushchenko became a Chief Conductor of the Karelian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra in Petrozavodsk, in 1973 - Associate Conductor of the Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra and in 1977 he was named its Music Director. For 10 years of their teamwork the maestro has bring the artistic skill of the orchestra, with which he performed successfully in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Nurnberg, Krakow, Sofia and Dublin, to the highest level.
In 1989-1994 F. Glushchenko cooperated effectively with such orchestras of Great Britain as BBC (in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast), London Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Ireland National, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Hallé Symphony (in Manchester). With them he has recorded a number of CDs for the British recording companies «Hyperion» (Donahue), «Chandos» (Khachaturian and Ippolitov-Ivanov), Olympia (Kancheli and Lyapunov) and «Conifer Classics» (Chopin). In 990-1991 the conductor worked in the Istanbul State Opera.
For the years of his artistic activity F. Glushchenko conducted in Berlin, Prague, Bratislava, Brno, Copenhagen and other European cities. In 1997 he toured in Italy at the head of Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra. At the same time he leaded the RTVE Symphony Orchestra tourney among the Spain.
Since 1991 the conductor performs regularly as a guest maestro with the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia and Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in Russia and abroad (Italy, Sweden, Denmark, China, Slovak and Spain).
F. Glushchenko is a permanent participant of a various international festivals in Moscow, Bratislava, Brno and Sweden. He also has produced Prokofiev' ballet «Romeo and Juliet» for Athens Festival (1994).
Among the soloists with whom Glushchenko has collaborated on stage are Dejo Ranki, Andrei Gavrilov, Nikolai Petrov, Nikolai Lugansky, Grigorij Sokolov, Martino Tirimo, Gidon Kremer, Vladimir Spivakov, Maxim Vengerov, Yuri Bashmet, Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniil Shafran, Tatiana Nikolaeva and many others.
In 1982 he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine.