Julia Fischer

Violin

 

Biography

One of the world’s leading violinists, Julia Fischer is a versatile musician also known for her extraordinary abilities as a concert pianist, a chamber musician and a violin teacher. Born in Munich to German-Slovakian parents, Julia received her first violin lessons at the age of 3 and her first piano lessons shortly after from her mother, Viera Fischer. At the age of 9 she started studying with the renowned violin professor Ana Chumachenco, later becoming her successor at the University of Munich. The first prize at the international Yehudi Menuhin Competition in 1995 was one of the milestones in her early career and she has since performed with top orchestras worldwide, frequently working with renowned conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Alan Gilbert, Jakub Hrůša, Vladimir Jurowski, Juanjo Mena, Riccardo Muti, Vasily Petrenko, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Thomas Søndergård, Yuri Temirkanov, Michael Tilson-Thomas, and Franz Welser-Möst.

During the 2022-23 season, Julia Fischer serves as Artist in Residence of the Staatskapelle Dresden, embarking on a tour under Christian Thielemann as well as performing a solo recital and chamber music with members of the orchestra. This season also sees her working twice with Riccardo Muti, firstly with the Orchestre National de France in October, then with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in February. She celebrates twenty years of collaborating with the cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, performing the Brahms Double Concerto with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra under Juanjo Mena, before returning to the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, also with Juanjo Mena, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana with Markus Poschner and the Warsaw Philharmonic led by Andrey Boreyko. Julia Fischer continues her collaboration with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and in the summer she returns to the Schubertiade to make chamber music and joins the EU Youth Orchestra and Antonio Pappano on a tour of Europe.

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Recent News

Julia Fischer to Give Charity Concerts for Ukraine 18 March in Gauting

Violinist Julia Fischer will give two charity concerts for Ukraine on 18 March. She will be joined by her colleagues from the Munich Musikhochschule: Lena Neudauer (violin) and Adrian Oetike (piano). The recital will be held at the bosco, Bürger- und Kulturhaus in...

Julia Fischer Embarks On Residency with London Philharmonic Orchestra

In February violinist Julia Fischer embarks on her residency with London Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she enjoys a very long-standing relationship. Julia will perform all five of Mozart's Violin Concertos and Sinfonia Concertante with her friend and long-time...

Julia Fischer Releases Eugène Ysaÿe Sonatas on Vinyl

Julia Fischer recorded the Six Sonatas by Eugène Ysaÿe at the time her JF CLUB was founded. Almost four years later, these masterpieces are getting released on vinyl in the first limited JF CLUB Edition, published by Hänssler Classic. A selection of Julia’s recordings...