Canadian cellist, Emma Fisher was introduced to the cello at the age of three. Coming from a musical family, she has been surrounded by the sounds of strings her whole life. Her solo debut was in 2010, performing the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major under the baton of the late Jacques Israelievitch.
Ms. Fisher studied in the Phil and Eli Taylor Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Currently,
Ms. Fisher is working under the guidance of Paul Katz at the New England Conservatory. Ms. Fisher’s chamber music career has taken her to halls such as the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, and Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Ms. Fisher is the cellist of the Formare Piano Quartet which was founded at the Glenn Gould School in 2018. In their first year of playing together, the Formare Quartet was awarded Second Prize in the 2019 Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition performing Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Opus. 15. Ms. Fisher is an avid lover of contemporary music. During the summer of 2019, Ms. Fisher was selected to play in a piano trio and premier a Canadian work, In Lucem Omnia Vana in St. Johns, Newfoundland. Ms. Fisher has taken part of festivals such as The Banff Centre, Tuckamore Festival and Indiana University Summer String Academy where she worked closely with Susan Moses and Csaba Onczay.
In 2020, she was selected as a Fellow for the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Ms Fisher has worked with and played in masterclasses for artists David Geringas, Ralph Kirshbaum, Alisa Weilerstein and Kee-Hyun Kim of the Parker Quartet.
Ms. Fisher has received numerous awards and scholarships, including the first prize at the 2015 Ontario Music Festivals Association at the Provincial level. In July of 2015, she was invited to compete in the VI International David Popper Cello Competition in Budapest and Várpalota.
In addition to performing, Ms. Fisher has a strong interest in teaching. She recently earned credentials as a Suzuki Method cello teacher at the Chicago Suzuki Institute. Emma’s parents, Julian and Mary Fisher are founders of the Toronto School for Strings, where she teaches group class and private lessons.
Emma plays on an unnamed Caussin-school, French cello made in 1762.