Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No 3 / Greig: Piano
Julia Fischer, one of classical music's most technically accomplished, poised, and versatile violinists, is an artist of musical integrity. Such is the range of her talent that she now enjoys a career as a concert pianist, with her first DVD (a simultaneous release) in which she performs a stunning Saint-Sa ns 3rd Violin Concerto as well as Grieg's Piano Concerto. Fischer is recognized worldwide for possessing a talent of uncommon ability and as an exceptionally gifted performer, reflected in the numerous awards and effusive reviews she has received for both her live performances and recordings, including being named 'Artist of the Year' at the Gramophone Awards in 2007. Praised for her imaginative and illuminating interpretations of the classical repertoire, 26-year-old Ms. Fischer is equally lauded for her technical skill, with the Financial Times saying 'She may have spitfire technique... but in Fischer's case the notes are not an end in themselves but purely a means to expressing musical truths'.