Rebecca Fischer, violinist in the Chiara Quartet, tours regularly in North America, Europe and Asia. Ms. Fischer has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras and has served as concertmaster of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the Juilliard Symphony, and assistant concertmaster of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Spoleto, Italy. A passionate educator, Ms. Fischer is a Research Assistant Professor and Hixson-Lied Artist-in-Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Blodgett Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University, and summer faculty at Greenwood Music Camp.
Ms. Fischer graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in Music and Religion and holds a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma in String Quartet Studies from The Juilliard School. Her primary violin teachers include Kathleen Winkler, Joel Smirnoff, and Masao Kawasaki, and she has worked extensively with members of the Juilliard, Takacs, Concord and Cleveland Quartets. In addition to her full-time career as a violinist in the Chiara Quartet, Ms. Fischer is also part of “The Guides,” an interdisciplinary collaboration with her husband, artist and writer Anthony Hawley.