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 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.
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 by com- poser, Daniel Gardner at the Tuckamore Festival in St. Johns, Newfoundland. In January 2020, Ms. Fisher participated in a Canadian premier of Zakir Hussein’s Tabla Concerto, Peshkar. Currently, the Formare Quartet is working on a commissioned piece for piano quartet by their pianist, Godwin Friesen to perform in Spring 2020.
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.