Julia Fischer


The 2006-07 season marks Julia Fischer's North America debuts with Pittsburgh Symphony (Marek Janowski), the Cincinnati Symphony (Yakov Kreizberg) and the National Symphony in Washington DC (Emmanuel Krivine). Ms. Fischer returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra (Christoph Eschenbach), the Minnesota Orchestra (Yakov Kreizberg) as well as the New York Philharmonic (Lorin Maazel) with which forces and Maestro Maazel she tours Europe in Spring 2007.

Highlights of Julia Fischer's European engagements include her debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (David Zinman) and return appearances with the Dresdner Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestra of Radio Svizzera, the Orchestra of the Suisse Romande, the Orquestra de Euskadi, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, the Slovak Philharmonic, the Valencia Symphony Orchestra, and the Vienna Symphony in collaboration with Jiri Belohlavek, Kristjan Järvi, Marek Janowski, Jun Markl, Vladimir Valek, and Walter Weller. She will also tour with the Netherlands Philharmonic (Yakov Kreizberg) and the Kammerorchester Basel (Christopher Hogwood). With the Netherlands Philharmonic Julia Fischer will give the Dutch premiere of the Maazel Violin Concerto.

During the season, Julia Fischer will appear in recital and chamber music as well as conduct Master Classes in the United States, San Juan, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and India.

In 2006-07 PentaTone, Julia Fischer's exclusive record company, has scheduled three releases: Mozart (Violin Concerti 1, 2 & 5); Tchaikovsky (Concerto for Violin, Valse-Scherzo for Violin & Orchestra, Serenade melancholique in B-flat minor and "Souvenir d'un lieu cher"); and Mendelssohn (Trios with Mr. Müller-Schott and pianist Jonathan Gilad). Upcoming recording projects include the Brahms Violin Concerto and the Brahms Double Concerto (with Mr. Müller-Schott) as well as Mozart's Concerto for Two Violins in C Major (K 190) and the Sinfonia Concertante (K 364).

A student of famed violinist Ana Chumachenco, Julia Fischer won Germany's coveted ‘ECHO' Award in 2005 for her PentaTone recording "Russian Concertos" by Khatchaturian, Prokofiev and Glazounov. Her most recent release, Mozart Concerti No. 3 & 4, was awarded five out of five stars by BBC Music Magazine which publication also chose Julia Fischer in Winter 2006 as the "Best Newcomer of the Year". Great Britain's distinguished Gramophone Magazine pictured Julia Fischer on the front cover of their July 2006 issue as one of the major emerging artists to watch. In addition to her audio recordings, Julia Fischer is showcased in Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" with Academy of St. Martins in the Fields (Opus Arte).

When not performing, Julia Fischer is Professor of Violin at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main. Ms. Fischer makes her home in Munich, Germany.

Last Updated: Octomber 2006
Julia Fischer