PHILIP EDWARD FISHER
Philip Edward Fisher is recognized widely as a unique performer of refined style and exceptional versatility. Tours as a prolific soloist and ensemble musician have taken him across his native United Kingdom to Italy, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Norway, Kenya, Zimbabwe, the Ukraine, and the United States. Philip has appeared at Merkin Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, and his United Kingdom credits include the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall in London, Edinburgh's Usher Hall, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and Symphony Hall in Birmingham. He has performed concertos with, amongst others, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Tampere Philharmonic, and the Toledo and Juilliard Symphonies, working with conductors such as Hannu Lintu, John Axelrod, Larry Rachleff, James Lowe and Giordano Bellincampi. Extensive recording credits include a two-disc set of Handel Keyboard Suites for Naxos, and a program comprising 'The Mighty Handful' group of Russian composers for the Chandos label, which was shortlisted in the best solo album category of the International Classical Music Awards in 2012.
Philip is also a highly sought-after ensemble performer, collaborating with renowned performers and ensembles such as The Brodsky Quartet, tenor Robert White, violinists Elmar Oliviera, Philippe Graffin and Augustin Hadelich, and Principal Trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, Joseph Alessi. He has appeared at Music@Menlo, the Beethoven Chamber Music Festival and the Kyoto International Music Festival, and has been heard on New York’s WQXR, Boston’s WGBH, BBC's Radio 3, Classic FM, and has appeared on Ukrainian Television, the BBC, and MTV.
Having begun his musical training aged 9, Philip's concerto debut followed aged 12, performing Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. He attended London's Purcell School of Music and has degrees from the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School. His teachers have included Christopher Elton, Joseph Kalichstein and Jerome Lowenthal. In 2001, he was awarded the highly prestigious Julius Isserlis Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society of London.