Julie Fischer

Julie Fischer

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Home is where the heart is for violinist Julie Fischer. A 1998 Midwest Young Artists’ (MYA) alumna, Julie returns to her musical home in a teaching capacity.

As a member of MYA, Julie was concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra and parctipated in the Fischoff National Chamber Music competition, winning gold medals twice with two different MYA string quartets in 1996 and 1998. She was also a two-time winner of the Walgreens Concerto Competition, winning both the junior and senior divisions of this national competition, hosted by MYA.

Julie went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music and a master’s degree from New England Conservatory. Teaching is an integral part of her experiences and career aspirations. Julie served as a teaching assistant to Donald Weilerstein at NEC and taught for the Bay Chamber Concerts Next Generation Program, the Walnut Hill School/NEC Preparatory Department and the Peninsula Strings Program. In addition, she was a mentor for the Kneisel Hall Young Musicians Program and Adult Chamber Music Institute.

Still an avid lover of chamber music, she has spent summers studying and performing at the Taos School of Music, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Quartet Program at Bucknell, Weathersfield Music Festival, Bay Chamber Concerts, and Madeline Island Music Festival. Her principal teachers have included Lucy Stoltzman, Donald Weilerstein, and Almita and Roland Vamos.