Dominik Fischer was born in Sursee in central Switzerland and studied at the conservatories of Zurich, Basel and Cologne. He deepened the grasp he had gained with Wendy Champney by studying chamber music with members of the Amadeus, Alban Berg, Carmina and La Salle quartets.
He has held scholarships from the Villa Musica in Mainz and the German Music Competition, and is a founding member of the casalQuartett, with which he performed until 2005. He has played in chamber groupings with prominent musicians like Martha Argerich, Giora Feidman and Clemens Hagen and appeared at prestigious events like the Rheingau Music Festival, the Bonn Beethoven Festival, the Harrisburg Soloists' Festival, the Bard Music Festival in upstate New York and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival.
Dominik Fischer is solo violist in the Zug Sinfonietta, and belongs to the Alexandre Dubach Quartet and other chamber groups.
What connects you with the Lucerne Festival Strings?
«I was a member of the Lucerne Ministrings, and my first viola teacher Conrad Zwicky was a member of the Lucerne Festival Strings. I have therefore known the ensemble since I was a boy.
Since joining it in 2007, I have been fascinated by the ensemble's ability to find the perfect combination of chamber qualities with the tonal potential of an orchestra.»