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Francisco Fullana’s Highlights


We are delighted to present Violin Magazine’s Artist of the Month for October 2021: Francisco Fullana.

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  • 1990: Born in Mallorca, Spain.
  • 1994: Started playing the violin.
  • 1997: Enrolled at the Balearic Islands Conservatory, graduating in 2005 with distinction and an extraordinary award.
  • 2005: First Prize at the Julio Cardona International Violin Competition in Portugal.
  • 2006: Moved to the USA, pursuing bachelor’s (2010) and master’s (2012) degrees at the Juilliard School in New York, and later attending the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles. First Prize at the Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition in Spain.
  • 2014: Performance Studies graduate certificate from USC. First Prize at the Johannes Brahms International Violin Competition in Austria.
  • 2015: First Prize at the Munetsugu Angel International Violin Competition in Nagoya, Japan. Pro Musicis International Award.
  • 2016: Was appointed principal violin of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Carnegie Hall recital debut. Co-founder of the Classical Music Institute in San Antonio, serving as Chamber Music Director.
  • 2017: Founded the Fortissimo Youth Initiative (FYI) in partnerships with youth and university orchestras worldwide.
  • 2018: Avery Fisher Career Grant. He released his debut album, Through the Lens of Time (Orchid Classics), with pianist David Fung and the City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Carlos Izcaray.
  • 2021: Released the solo album Bach’s Long Shadow (Orchid Classics). He became Artist-in-Residence with the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra (2021-24 seasons) and Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, with whom he has just released the album Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Avie Records) in October 2021.

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