Francisco Fullana, Violinist - Photo Credit: Sophie Zhai

Francisco Fullana

Violinist

Acclaimed for his performances in both Europe and the U.S., Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana is enjoying a diverse international career of concerto and recital appearances, as well as a wide array of collaborations as a chamber musician.  Recent appearances include his debut under Gustavo Dudamel performing Brahms’s Violin Concerto in Venezuela’s Simon Bolivar Hall, as well as debuts with Maryland Symphony, Madrid State Orchestra and St. Petersburg State Capella.  Solo performances include engagements at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Spain’s National Hall and Hakuju Hall in Tokyo, among many others.

First Prize winner at the 2015 Angel Munetsugu International Violin Competition in Nagoya, Japan, Mr. Fullana also obtained all four special prizes, including Audience Prize, and the loan of the 1697 “Rainville” Stradivarius.  Other recent successes include First Prize at the Pro Musicis International Awards in New York, First Prize at the 2014 Johannes Brahms International Violin Competition in Austria, and multiple top prizes at the 2014 Henri Marteau Competition in Germany.  Mr. Fullana was named Artist-in-Residence of the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra in Spain last season, a three-year project that brings him back to his home country for multiple concerto performances each season.  Since 2013, he has been part of the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival, and will be part of two Musicians from Marlboro tours in 2016, performing at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Washington D.C.’s Library of Congress and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.  Mr. Fullana is also the concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, TX.

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Fullana obtained his Bachelor and Master’s degrees with Donald Weilerstein and Masao Kawasaki.  He is currently pursuing his Artist Diploma with his mentor Midori Goto at the University of Southern California.  Mr. Fullana has been a recipient of the Stradivari Society of Chicago since 2013.

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Photo credit: Sophie Zhai