German violinist Julia Fischer is recognized worldwide for possessing a talent of uncommon ability and as an exceptionally gifted artist, reflected in the numerous awards and effusive reviews she has received for both her live performances and recordings.
Born in Munich, Julia 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 at just 11-years-old won the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, an event that catapulted her towards an international career as a soloist.
Julia Fischer has since appeared regularly with the world’s most celebrated orchestras and conductors. In recent seasons, concert highlights have included orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony. Julia Fischer has worked with conductors of the highest level including Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo Järvi, Lorin Maazel, Sir Neville Marriner, Esa Pekka Salonen and David Zinman. An avid recitalist and chamber musician, Julia Fischer has performed in the world’s great concert halls and in festivals across Europe including the Musikverein Vienna, Palais des Beaux Arts, Berlin Philharmonie and Carnegie Hall in New York and at the BBC Proms, Salzburg Easter Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival and Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
In 2011 she founded the The Julia Fischer Quartet, which garnered ecstatic acclaim from public and critics alike for Julia Fischer, violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, violist Nils Mönkemeyer and cellist Benjamin Nyffenegger.
Throughout her career, Julia Fischer has always maintained her piano studies. In 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.