D’Addario adds German violinist Julia Fischer to their Orchestral artist roster.
Fischer has performed with countless top orchestras around the world including the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Jukka-Pekka Salonen, the Berlin Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle, the Bavarian State Orchestra under Kirill Petrenko, the Tonhalle Zurich Orchestra under David Zinman, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under Yuri Temerkanov, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti and the Cleveland Orchestera und Franz Welser-Möst. Julia Fischer has been Artist in Residence at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, at the Dresden Philharmonic and the Wigmore Hall London, where she is a regular guest with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, as well as leading the Julia Fischer Quartett or even being heard at the piano. Additionally, Fischer has recorded over 20 albums, with recent recordings featuring the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst, as well as the first joint Duo-CD with Daniell Müller-Schott. Previous recordings earned Germany’s coveted ECHO Award, the Diapason d’Or; the CHOC from Le Monde de la Musique and a BBC Music Magazine Award. Fischer was also named ECHO “Instrumentalist of the Year” 2007, the Gramophone “Artist of the Year” 2007 and “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2009 MIDEM Classical Awards.
Most recently, Fischer received Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit, Germany’s highest civilian award, for recognition of her work as a cultural ambassador and her musical reputation around the globe.
Throughout her musical career, Fischer has always maintained her piano studies, and she continues to be a proficient piano soloist. During 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. Alongside her teaching, Julia Fischer gives regularly scheduled masterclasses at the Musikferien am Starnberger See. Julia Fischer plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin (1742) as well as a Philipp Augustin violin (2011).
“We are thrilled and honored to welcome Julia Fischer to our Orchestral family,” Lyris Hung says, product manager of D’Addario Orchestral Strings. “Her incredible musicianship, passion, and artistry, as well as her extraordinary commitment to teaching, is inspiring to us.”
Julia Fischer uses Kaplan Amo Strings and currently teaches at The Munich Academy of Music.
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