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 Mu- nich 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 is an Artist in Residence with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, touring Europe with Vladimir Jurowski and the Elgar Concerto, performing a cycle of Mozart 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.