Peter Fisher


Peter Fisher is an artist of remarkable versatility and insight who possesses a tone quality of great beauty and lyricism. His success in the Alexandre Glasunov Violin Competition in Paris confirms his place amongst the leading British violinists of his generation.

Much travelled and having studied with masters from three great schools of playing (Bohemian, Carl Flesch and American), Peter is in a unique position to capture the spirit of virtually any Western musical tradition. Studies under Květa and Jaroslav Vaněček, Ricardo Odnoposoff and Franco Gulli at the Royal College of Music, the Musikhochschule, Stuttgart and the Music School of Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A. respectively have enabled him to achieve a level of artistry, which is now receiving increasing international recognition.

Over the last thirty years Peter has collaborated with the Dankworth family, appearing regularly at the Stables Theatre Wavendon, as well as performing on several occasions for Royal Gala Evenings together with pianist Avril Dankworth. Sir John Dankworth composed his piece "Mariposas" for Peter's Wigmore Hall debut in 1996 and invited Peter as special guest to perform a fully orchestrated version of the work in the Royal Albert Hall, to mark the occasion of both his and Dame Cleo Laine's Golden Jubilee. Peter's contribution to this celebration inspired the Times to hail him as one in a "handful of the world's finest musicians".

Equally at home in the role of soloist, chamber musician and director, Peter established the Chamber Ensemble of London in 1997, consisting of handpicked players from the leading London-based orchestras and chamber music ensembles.

In 2006 the Chamber Ensemble released its first CD, 'English Music for Strings' on the Campion Cameo label.

Peter is also currently in demand as a headline artist and guest entertainer for many leading cruise lines.

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Der Natur grandios auf der Spur
2010-04-24 Gothaer Tagespost,


It was just as in real life- the waking of nature could be sensed from all directions. Each work in this concert of the Thüringen Philharmonie breathed out 'joie de vivre' and blossoming in music.

...... Ralph Vaughan Williams' 'The Lark Ascending' is a showpiece of a special kind. On his violin, and with great sensitivity, the English soloist Peter Fisher enabled the lark to soar above the landscapes of his native country.

At the same time the Thüringen Philharmonie provided him with a spacious 'foundation' (backdrop), like a valley, over which the most contrasting ideas and impressions could spread themselves. The work ended just as it had begun, with the tender, whirring sound of the solo instrument. Through their enthusiastic applause, the audience demonstrated their gratitude to Fisher for the grandiose and 'onomatopoeic' impression left upon them. He returned the kindness with a performance of Fritz Kreisler's 'Recitative and Scherzo Caprice' in which he was once again able to prove his skill on the violin."

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 The Strad, London

"Peter proved his technical and expressive prowess"

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