Sam Fischer, violinist, enjoys a versatile career as a performer, recording artist, and educator. Mr. Fischer appears regularly as soloist with orchestras throughout his native Los Angeles, including the Desert Symphony, Riverside County Philharmonic, Los Angeles Doctors Symphony, Golden State Pops Orchestra, Orchestra Santa Monica, and the Caltech-Occidental Chamber Orchestra. As concertmaster of the Riverside County Philharmonic, Mr. Fischer performed the premiere of Victoria Bond’s Soul of a Nation: a Portrait of Thomas Jefferson for Violin, Narrator, and String Orchestra. He is also concertmaster of the Desert Symphony and acting concertmaster of Opera Santa Barbara. He has performed regularly with orchestras including the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the LA Opera Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, and Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. He has played on the soundtracks of hundreds of projects including major motion pictures, television shows, record albums, and video games by many of Hollywood’s top composers and artists. Mr. Fischer gives frequent chamber music performances and has collaborated with Martin Beaver, Anne Akiko Meyers, Joseph Silverstein, and the Jupiter String Quartet. He has performed at the Sundays Live series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Idyllwild Distinguished Artists Chamber Music
Series, Lake George Music Festival, Austin Chamber Music Festival, and Yellow Barn Festival.
Mr. Fischer has been on the faculty of the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts since 2002, and also teaches at the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, Montecito International Music Festival, the Young Musician’s Foundation Chamber Music Series, and Junior Chamber Music.
Mr. Fischer holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California and a Master degree from the The Juilliard School. His principal teachers include Robert Lipsett, Dorothy DeLay, Masao Kawasaki, and Emanuel Borok. He is a member of the Music Advisory Boards of the Young Musician’s Foundation and the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony.
Mr. Fischer plays on a violin by Joseph Rocca, made circa 1850 in Turin. He lives in Studio City with his wife, violinist Jennifer Choi Fischer, their son Elijah, and their dog Quincy.