Julia Fischer

Violin

Biography

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 2016-17 season Julia Fischer is Artist in Residence at Lugano Musica as well as in her home town with München Musik. Apart from orchestral concerts, the residencies feature performances at the piano in chamber music settings and reunite her amongst others with long- term collaborator Daniel Müller-Schott. The season in Munich further sees her perform in a highly anticipated concert with her former teacher and rare performer Ana Chumachenco. Throughout the season Julia Fischer presents two masterworks of the pre-war era on tours in Europe with the Dresden Philharmonie (Sanderling) in fall and with the BBC Philharmonic (Mena) in spring – the violin concertos of Aram Khachaturian and Benjamin Britten respectively. The season’s focus on repertoire of the 20th century will also feature performances of Bartok’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Tonhalle Zurich (Dutoit) and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic (Temirkanov). Julia Fischer opens the Konzerthaus Berlin’s season performing Henze’s 1977 violin concerto “Il Vitalino raddoppiato” – a piece that also reunites her with the Cleveland Orchestra (Franz Welser-Möst) later in the season and just after she rejoins forces with the Dresden Philharmonie in celebration of the inauguration of the refurbished Kulturpalast in Dresden. Recital performances in the fall with pianist Martin Helmchen take Julia Fischer on a seven concerts tour to Asia, reaching wide audiences in Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan. The new year starts with solo recitals of all six Sonatas for Violin by Eugène Ysaÿe at London’s Wigmore Hall, at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and at the Konzerthaus Berlin. Julia Fischer also returns to Vienna’s Musikverein celebrating two longstanding partnerships – in recital with Milana Chernyavska and in concert with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner. A rare appearance in Italy ends the season with performances in Rome with the Orchestra dell’ Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Temirkanov).

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