Pavel Fischer

Tutor in Violin

Email: Pavel.Fischer@rncm.ac.uk

Pavel Fischer is a Tutor in Violin at the RNCM. He completed studies at both the Prague Conservatoire and Prague Academy of Performing Arts between 1979 and 1989 under the guidance of Professor Nora Grumlíková. In 1988, together with pianist Ivo Jančik, he won the international chamber music competition in Trapani, Italy.

In 1989 Pavel became one of the co-founders and leader of the Škampa Quartet, a group with which he regularly gave concerts in venues worldwide, including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and Santory Hall in Tokyo. Pavel has also worked with musicians including Josef Suk, Jiři Bárta, D Pecková, Melvyn Tan, Kathryn Stott, Wolfgang Holzmair, Ronald van Spaendonck, Nikolaj Demiděnko and, amongst others, Janine Jansen.

His interest in the music of other genres produced a long-term collaboration with Iva Bittová, the founding of the crossover ensemble Camael, and the trio Bardolino. In 2009 he participated as a guest in the project of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull.

Pavel is also a composer; his first string quartet, commissioned by the Lake District Festival, was premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2008.