Julia Fischer




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. 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, Vladimir Jurowski, Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yuri Temirkanov and Franz Welser-Möst among others.

In the 2021-22 season, Julia Fischer serves as Artist in Residence with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, touring Europe with Vladimir Jurowski and the Elgar Concerto, performing a cycle of Mozart Violin Concertos with Thomas Søndergård as well as play-directing a Mozart program and joining the orchestra players in a chamber music concert. She also embarks on another, extensive tour with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, an ensemble she has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with. Other tours include the Royal Philharmonic with Vasily Petrenko, RSB Berlin and Vladimir Jurowski. Julia Fischer also opens the season with the Lucerne Symphony under their new Chief Conductor Thomas Sanderling and collaborates with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas. She offers a recital tour of major European venues with pianist Yulianna Avdeeva as well as with her own Julia Fischer Quartet.

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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...