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Julia Fischer is a German violinist, pianist, and teacher born on June 15, 1983 (Perlman was 38 years old). She is a genius and a prodigy. Fischer began her violin studies at age 4. At age 9, she entered the Munich Academy of music where she studied with Ana Chumachenco. At age 12 (1995), she won the International Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition. She began concertizing soon after. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2003. It has been publicized that to honor the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, Fischer played on Mozart’s own violin (a Pietro Antonio Dalla Costa) in Salzburg. Her discography is fairly extensive already and her reviews are always full of (well-deserved) superlatives. She plays with a fabulous technique but an unpretentious, alluring (beguiling) sound. One gets the feeling that her sound is not intended to seduce (for it is free of guile, as someone else said) but the beauty and splendor and simplicity of it are just there for the taking. YouTube has many videos of her live performances and she has a page on MySpace as well. A little over a year ago, Fischer played Grieg’s piano concerto in Frankfurt, Germany. On that occasion, she also played the B minor violin concerto by Saint Saenz. Mozart could do something like that, but, whom else? Fischer uses a Guadagnini from 1742. She is also currently teaching at the University of Frankfurt.
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violinhunter - 15 Jun 2009
violinhunter - 15 Jun 2009
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