B.M., University of Southern California
M.M., The Julliard School
Sam Fischer, violinist, enjoys an active, versatile career throughout his native Southern California. Mr. Fischer holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California and a Masters degree from the Juilliard School. His principal teachers include Robert Lipsett, Dorothy DeLay, Masao Kawasaki, and Emanuel Borok. Mr. Fischer appears regularly as soloist with orchestra including the Riverside County Philharmonic, the Desert Symphony, the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony, the Golden State Pops Orchestra, Orchestra Santa Monica, and the Caltech-Occidental Chamber Orchestra. He has also appeared as soloist with the Aspen Young Artists Orchestra and the Charleston Symphony. As concertmaster of the Riverside County Philharmonic, Mr. Fischer has led the orchestra in a program without conductor, and he has given the world premiere of Victoria Bondʼs violin concerto “Soul of a Nation - a Thomas Jefferson Portrait”. Mr. Fischer is also concertmaster of the Desert Symphony and has performed as guest concertmaster for Opera Santa Barbara, Redlands Symphony, and the Santa Barabara Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with orchestras including the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony, and the Pasadena Symphony. He has recorded extensively for motion picture and television soundtracks, record albums, and video game soundtracks by many of Hollywoodʼs top composers and artists. Mr. Fischer gives frequent chamber music performances and has been featured at the Sundays Live series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Idyllwild Distinguished Artists Chamber Music Series, the Montecito International Music Festival, the Austin Chamber Music Festival, and the Yellow Barn Festival. He has collaborated with artists including Anne Akiko-Meyers, Martin Beaver, Joseph Silverstein, and the Jupiter String Quartet. A passionate educator, Mr. Fischer is on the faculty of the Colburn School of Performing Arts, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, the Montecito International Music Festival, the Young Musicians Foundation Chamber Music Series, and Junior Chamber Music Los Angeles. Mr. Fischer is a member of the Music Advisory Boards of the Young Musicians Foundation and the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony.