photo by Rika Manabe

photo by Rika Manabe

Jason Fisher

Violist Jason Fisher, native of Seattle, is a founding member of A Far Cry. Jason is also a founding member of both the bi-coastal baroque ensemble, Gut Reaction, and Boston-based Antico/Moderno, an ensemble committed to the creation of new music for old instruments. Jason has been described as offering “an intelligent, impassioned delivery and innate understanding of the conversational nature of chamber music” (The Springfield Republican), and his playing portrayed as “delightfully rich” (The Times Argus). He has performed with members of the Florestan and Peabody Trios, and the Brentano, Cleveland, Emerson, Mendelssohn, and St. Lawrence String Quartets. Jason was both a Carnegie Hall Fellow, taking him on a tour of concerts, outreach, and cultural exchange in Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as a Peabody Singapore Fellow, spending a month in Southeast Asia assisting with inaugural ceremonies for the new Yong Siew Toh Conservatory and performing as guest with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He performs with a bi-coastal variety of period instrument ensembles including Quince, Les Bostonades, Ignoti Dei, L'academie, the Aulos Ensemble, Pacific Musicworks, Grand Harmonie, Yale Baroque Ensemble, the Early Music Guild, and the Seattle and Portland Baroque Orchestras. Jason appears regularly with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and is on the faculty of the Caritas String Summer School in Edinburgh, Scotland.