Born in Toronto, Canada, twenty-one year old 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 and is completing her degree at the Glenn Gould School under the guidance of Hans Jørgen Jensen and Andrés Díaz. Ms. Fisher has been part of several summer music festivals such as The Banff Centre, Tuckamore Festival and Indiana University Summer String Academy where she worked closely with Susan Moses and Csaba Onczay. She has worked with and played in masterclasses  for artists David Geringas, Ralph Kirshbaum, Alisa Weilerstein and Kee-Hyun Kim of the Parker Quartet. 

 

In April of 2018, she performed the cello solo of Strauss' tone poem Don Quixote with the Hart House Orchestra. 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 Piano Quartet was awarded second prize in the 2019 Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition with Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Opus. 15. During the summer of 2019, Ms. Fisher and violinist of the Formare Quartet, Jessica Timmermans were selected to premier a Canadian work, In Lucem Omnia Vana by composer, Daniel Gardner at the Tuckamore Festival.

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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 under the guidance of Barbara Wampner. 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.