The violinist has teamed up with Johannes X. Schachtner and pianist Henri Bonamy to set up a new orchestra in the south west of Munich

Julia Fischer

Julia Fischer

Having long held a special interest in music education, the 35-year-old violinist Julia Fischer has founded her own children’s orchestra, together with friends from her student days: the conductor Johannes X. Schachtner and pianist Henri Bonamy. 

The Kindersinfoniker, based in the south west of Munich, Fischer’s home city, will consist of up to 30 string players, aged between 6 and 14 years old.

Auditions begin in July 2019, the prerequisite for entry being an ability to read music fluently. Rehearsals start in September under the direction of Schachter, with the first concerts taking place on 13 and 19 December 2019.

‘All children should learn an instrument, because music gives the child sensitivity, responsibility and respect for his teammate. We can never start giving these attributes to children soon enough,’ says Fischer.