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Johannes Julius Fischer

Country of origin: Germany
Birthday: 1981

About Johannes Julius Fischer

Johannes Fischer, percussionist and composer, was the overwhelming winner of the 56th International ARD Competition in Munich in 2007 (First Prize, Audience Prize, and three other prizes). Since then, he has enjoyed an extensive international concert career as a soloist and chamber music performer, with numerous radio and CD recordings. His repertory includes transcriptions of pieces from the Renaissance as well as numerous premieres of works by contemporary composers. Fischer is constantly expanding his expressive resources and improvises with other musicians.
Fischer studied percussion in Freiburg and San Diego, as well as composition with Dieter Mack and conducting with Francis Travis. As both a percussionist and composer, he has received numerous international awards and fellowships, as well as composition commissions from, among others, the Lucerne Festival, the Bavarian Radio, the Heidelberger Frühling, and the Paris Louvre. In 2009, Fischer became a professor at the Hoch­schule für Musik in Lübeck.