Instrument: Fairfax Abraham, Appalachia, U.S.A., 1999.
Jason Fisher received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory studying with Victoria Chiang, then spent a year in New York as a student of Katherine Murdock. Jason recently concluded his Master of Music studies at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge as a student of Roger Tapping. Both a Carnegie Hall Fellow and a Peabody Singapore Fellow, Jason is also a founding violist of A Far Cry, Boston’s conductorless, self-directed chamber orchestra. A Far Cry performs internationally, and engages community audiences through innovative education programs and use of their storefront rehearsal space. In addition to his responsibilities as violist, Jason also acts as Concerts and Bookings Manager, and Treasurer for A Far Cry. A fervent chamber musician, Jason has been described as bringing “an intelligent, impassioned delivery and innate understanding of the conversational nature of chamber music to the mix” (The Springfield Republican), and his playing portrayed as “delightfully rich” (The Times Argus). Jason has performed with members of the Florestan Trio, and the Brentano, Cleveland, Emerson, Mendelssohn, and St. Lawrence String Quartets. A passionate explorer of early music, he also plays Baroque viola with various ensembles including Quince, Ignoti Dei, L’Academie, Newton Baroque, and the Aulos Ensemble.