Julia Fischer

Violin

German violinist Julia Fischer is recognized worldwide for possessing a talent of uncommon ability. Her “pure and fine-spun tone, blessed with seemingly infinite shadings” (The Chicago Tribune) combined with rare “technical brilliance” (The Guardian) make her one of the most-sought after soloist before the public today.

In the 2017-18 season Julia Fischer is Artist-in-Residence with the Wiener Symphoniker. Apart from a chamber music program with principals from the orchestra, joint concerts with the orchestra and Chief Conductor Philippe Jordan at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein feature performances of the Mendelssohn and Schumann violin concerti respectively as well as the Brahms concerto under the baton of Lahav Shani in Ms. Fischer’s hometown Munich. Further orchestral concerts in the season will reunite her with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Fabio Luisi), St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Paris (Brahms and Tchaikovsky violin concerti with Yuri Temirkanov), London Philharmonic Orchestra (Vladimir Jurowski), SWR Symphonieorchester (Thomas Søndergård), Philharmonia Orchestra (Esa-Pekka Salonen), Orchestra National de France (Riccardo Muti), Dresden Philharmonie (Michael Sanderling) and Tonhalle-Orchestra Zürich (Herbert Blomstedt). On tour with the Bayerische Staatsorchester and its General Music Director Kirill Petrenko, Julia Fischer performs the Brahms Double Concerto with Daniel Müller-Schott in Munich, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and New York’s Carnegie Hall in spring 2018. In recital with pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, Julia Fischer tours Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic. Performances with the Julia Fischer Quartet take the ensemble amongst others to Leipzig, London, Luxembourg, Munich and Zurich.

Highlights of past seasons included performances with the Cleveland Orchestra (Franz Welser-Möst), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Muti), and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Salonen). Recent recordings feature the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestera and Franz Welser-Möst, the Bruch and Dvořák violin concertos with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and David Zinman as well as works of Sarasate for violin and piano with frequent collaborator Milana Chernyavska on the Decca label. Previous recordings on the Decca and PentaTone label garnered amongst others Germany’s coveted ECHO Award, the Diapason d’Or; the CHOC from Le Monde de la Musique and a BBC Music Magazine Award. Julia Fischer has been named ECHO “Instrumentalist of the Year” 2007, the Gramophone “Artist of the Year” 2007 and “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2009 MIDEM Classical Awards.

Born in Munich, Ms. Fischer began learning the violin at age three and soon thereafter started taking piano lessons. She became a pupil of Ana Chumachenco at the Munich Academy of Music and took over Ms. Chumachenco’s chair at the Academy in fall of 2011. Throughout her career, Ms. Fischer has always maintained her piano studies.  On January 1st, 2008 she made her professional piano debut at the Alte Oper Frankfurt performing the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and conductor Matthias Pintscher. On the same program, she performed the Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3.  A DVD of this concert, recorded by Unitel Classica, was released by Decca in September 2010.

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