Julia Fischer is ranked as one of the leading violinists of the day, captivating audiences world-wide with her music. She was born in Munich in 1983 to German-Slovak parents, and began her musical training at just four years old. In 2006, she was appointed professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt-am-Main. Winning the international Yehudi Menuhin Competition in 1995 was a significant milestone in her lightning career. Since then, Julia Fischer has performed with reputed conductors and leading orchestras throughout the world. Many of her concerts have been recorded for and/or broadcast live on radio and television.
Julia Fischer receives regular invitations from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, among others, to perform in the USA. She also plays with the leading European orchestras, including the Vienna Symphonic, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.