BIOGRAPHY

Winner of important international contests, among others the 2015 Munetsugu International Violin Competition in Japan, the 2015 Pro Musicis International Awards and the 2014 International “Johannes Brahms” Violin Competition in Austria, Francisco Fullana is acclaimed for his performances in both Europe and the United States.

Praised by Gustavo Dudamel, with whom has recently performed the Brahms Violin Concerto, The Boston Globe recently called him “a very special violinist”, in his latest seasons, Fullana has played with the Madrid State Orchestra, the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Dana Point and Irvine Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, the Pacific Symphony and the State Chapella of Saint Petesburg, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, RTVE Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, “El Sistema” Symphony Orchestra, etc.. and made a return appearance with the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra, under its music director Pablo Mielgo, where this will be his second year as soloist in residence.

In spite of his youth, Francisco has already played under the baton of important names of the international music scene as Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Adrian Leaper, Salvador Brotons, Pablo Mielgo, Carlos Izcaray, Christoph Poppen, Philippe Bender, Alondra de la Parra and Lanfranco Marcelletti

Next compromises include concerts with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra under Carlos Izcaray, the Nagoya Symphony Orchestra, the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra with Lanfranco Marcelleti as well as recital appearances as his return to Carnegie´s Weill Recital Hall, the March Foundation in Madrid, Bedford Series in New York and several recitals in Japan. Fullana will also appear in two “Musicians from Marlboro” tours, performing chamber music in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress and the Kimmel Center, as well as a return to the Jupiter Chamber Series in New York.

In Autumn 2016, he will released two CD’s: with Spanish music for violin and one dedicated to Bach with Pro Musicis, in association with Yamaha Artists Services of New York.

For 2017/18 season, he is also initiating a cooperation with the world-known Argentinean Bandoneon player and composer J. P. Jofre as an homage to Leonard Bernstein.

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Having studied at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid with Manuel Guillén, he obtained Bachelor and Master degrees with Don Weilerstein and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard Schoolf of New York. He is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at the University of Southern California under the renowned violinist Midori Goto.

Francisco currently performs on the 1735 “Mary Portman” ex-Kreisler Guarneri del Gesu violin, kindly on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

Francisco Fullana biography (Spanish)