Eckhard Fischer

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Eckhard Fischer (* 1959 in Stuttgart ) is a German violinist , conductor and university professor .

Fischer studied violin with Ricardo Odnoposoff at the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts and with Joseph Gingold at Indiana University in Bloomington . He also took chamber music with György Sebok, Leon Fleisher and the Trio di Trieste. He completed master classes with the Amadeus and Melos Quartet . Finally, Fischer studied conducting with Alexander Šumski .

In 1978 Fischer won the SDR's S-3 Music Prize . From 1979 to 1983 he was a member of the Stuttgart String Quartet ( Christoph Poppen and Eckhard Fischer violin; Dietmut Poppen, viola; Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, violoncello), with which he won competitions, such as the one named after Karl Klingler . In 1985 he founded the piano trio "TrioOpus 8" with Michael Hauber , with which he won prizes at the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin as well as in Bordeaux, Colmar and Florence.

Fischer has been professor for violin at the Detmold University of Music since 1990 . There he also directed the Detmold Chamber Orchestra, founded by Tibor Varga , from 1996 to 2009 .

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