Peter Fisher is an artist of remarkable versatility and insight who possesses a tone quality of great beauty and lyricism. His success as 4th Prizewinner in the Alexandre Glasunov Violin Competition in Paris confirms his place amongst the leading British violinists of his generation.
Much travelled and having studied with masters from three great schools of playing (Bohemian, Carl Flesch and American), Peter is in a unique position to capture the spirit of virtually any Western musical tradition. Studies under Kvûta and Jaroslav Vanûãek, Ricardo Odnoposoff and Franco Gulli at the Royal College of Music, the Musikhochschule, Stuttgart and the Music School of Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A. respectively have enabled him to achieve a level of artistry which is now receiving increasing international recognition.
Over the last twenty years Peter has collaborated with the Dankworth family, appearing regularly at the Stables Theatre Wavendon, as well as performing on several occasions for Royal Gala Evenings together with pianist Avri Dankworth. Sir John Dankworth composed his piece “Mariposas” for Peter’s Wigmore Hall debut in 1996 and invited Peter as special guest to perform a fully orchestrated version of the work in the Royal Albert Hall, to mark the occasion of both his and Dame Cleo Laine’s Golden Jubilee. Peter’s contribution to this celebration inspired the Times to hail him as one in a “handful of the world’s finest musicians”.
Equally at home in the role of soloist, chamber musician and director, Peter established the Chamber Ensemble of London in 1997, consisting of handpicked players from the leading London-based orchestras and chamber music ensembles.In 2006 the Chamber Ensemble released its first CD, ‘English Music for Strings’ on the Campion Cameo label.
Peter is currently in demand as a headline artist and guest entertainer for many leading cruise lines.