Born in Santiago de Chile in a family of renowned musicians, Edith Fischer gave her first recital at the age of eleven, shortly before interpreting the Mozart Concerto in G major KV453 under the direction of the great director Hermann Scherchen.
With these early successes and recommendations enthusiastic musicians like Ormandy, Busch and Kleiber, she will receive a grant from the United States that will allow her to continue her studies with her compatriot Claudio Arrau. She became one of the few students recognized by the great master in the book “Conversations with Arrau”.
Based in Switzerland, she won the Dinu Lipatti prize in London and the first prize at the International Competition in Munich. She has performed in most musical capitals of Europe, North America and South America, Japan, India and the Middle East.
Her repertoire is very rich, including the complete sonatas of Beethoven, the complete works of Ravel, as well as most of the chamber music literature.
Edith Fischer is a duty to transmit the important legacy received from her master pianist Claudio Arrau and dedicates part of her life to teaching. In Switzerland, she was one of the founders of the “Cercle Lémanique d’études musicales » and contributed to the formation of many pianists and teachers.
Currently, she performs concerts and participate in numerous master classes.
“… As they were exposed, the Diabelli variations will be remembered. We saw an interpreter concentrated in the extreme, this monument grabbing directory with an authority, vitality and a sense of structure that made the course exciting from beginning to end. Everything was in place for the most natural way, everything seemed said with a constant concern for the overall coherence. “L’Impartial, La Chaux-de-Fonds