Philip Edward Fisher is recognized widely as a performer of refined style and exceptional versatility. He has appeared across his native United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States, and made his New York debut in 2002 at Lincoln Center performing Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto. In 2010, his debut CD with the Naxos label, “Handel Keyboard Suites Volume 1,” was released to great critical acclaim, hitting the US Classical Billboard Chart within the first week. Volume 2 followed in 2015 to equal acclaim. His recent Chandos label release, “Piano Works by The Mighty Handful,” was featured on Classic FM as “Album of the Week,” as London Telegraph’s “CD of the Week”, and was shortlisted in the Best Solo Album category of the International Classical Music Awards.
Fisher has appeared at Lincoln Center, the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Tivoli Gardens, and Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. He has performed concertos with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Tampere Philharmonic; and with the San Antonio, Toledo and Juilliard Symphonies, amongst others. Fisher is a sought-after ensemble performer, collaborating with renowned performers such as tenor Robert White, soprano Amy Burton, clarinetist Anthony McGill, and violinists Joshua Bell, Elmar Oliviera, Philippe Graffin, and Augustin Hadelich.
Fisher attended the Purcell School of Music in London and holds degrees from the Royal Academy of Music and The Juilliard School. He received the Julius Isserlis Scholarship from the Royal Philharmonic Society of London, and was recently elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of his contribution to the music profession.
Fisher makes his Festival debut in John Corigliano’s Piano Concerto on Saturday, August 11, during Notes from a Journey.