Biography

Violinist Rachael Fischer currently maintains an active schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and educator.

An avid chamber musician, Dr. Fischer has performed across the United States and in Europe. She is a founding member of Piedmont Camerata, the resident ensemble of Piedmont College, which began its first season of chamber music performances for piano and strings in August 2014. Other recent performances include recitals with the Aspen String Trio, clarinetist Jon Manasse, pianist Peter Miyamoto, and members of the University of Georgia music faculty. She has also been invited to perform for regional, national, and international events in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina, Croatia, France, Scotland, and Slovenia as part of a violin and saxophone duo. Dr. Fischer has performed in violin master classes for renowned artists and teachers including Roger Frisch, Brian Lewis, J. Patrick Rafferty, Stanley Ritchie, and Walter Verdehr, and in chamber music master classes with members of the Ebéne, Juilliard, Parisii, St. Lawrence, and Tokyo String Quartets.

A dedicated teacher, Dr. Fischer is Assistant Professor of Music at Georgia Gwinnett College, and also maintains a full violin studio at the University of Georgia Community Music School. She has completed Suzuki teacher training with Linda Case, Teri Einfeldt, Kimberly Meier-Sims, and Carrie Reuning-Hummel, and has taken supplemental courses with Teri Einfeldt, Edward Kreitman, and Edmund Sprunger. She is a past president of the Suzuki Association of Georgia, and is co-director of the Atlanta Suzuki Institute. Dr. Fischer has also served on the music faculties of Erskine College and Piedmont College, and was an associate director of the University of Georgia Summer Music Camps.

Rachael Fischer holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Georgia, a Master of Music degree in violin performance from Arizona State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance with a minor in musicology from the University of Georgia. Her doctoral dissertation is a pedagogical guide to Johannes Brahms’s Sonatas for Piano and Violin. Dr. Fischer’s principal teachers include Michael Heald and Katherine McLin; she has studied viola with Maggie Snyder.