Samuel Fischer, violinist, enjoys a versatile career as a performer and educator. A native of Southern California, Mr. Fischer has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, appearing with orchestras including the Charleston Symphony, the Desert Symphony, the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony, Orchestra Santa Monica, the Peninsula Symphony, the Redlands Symphony, the Riverside Philharmonic, and Symphony New Hampshire. Mr. Fischer is concertmaster of the Desert Symphony, Opera Santa Barbara, the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, and the Riverside Philharmonic. He is Artist Professor of Violin at the University of Redlands and is on faculty at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, and the Montecito International Music Festival. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, and the Pacific Symphony. He has recorded extensively for motion picture and television soundtracks, record albums, and video games by many of Hollywood’s top composers and artists. Mr. Fischer gives frequent chamber music performances and has been featured on 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 in chamber ensembles with Anne Akiko-Meyers, Martin Beaver, Lynn Harrell, and Joseph Silverstein. 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, Emanuel Borok, and Manuel Compinsky. Mr. Fischer performs on a violin by Joseph Rocca, made in Turin in 1850.