In her interviews, Julia Fischer often emphasizes two things: hard work and passion. She is less keen on "non-dramatists" of the instrument. The daughter of the pianist Viera Fischer and the mathematician Frank-Michael Fischer began playing at the age of four, gave her first violin concert at eight, and was appointed Professor at the music university in Frankfurt am Main at the age of twenty-three. She is one of the world’s leading violinists, has been awarded the Federal Cross of Merit, and also performs as a pianist. In the Festspielhaus, she will be presenting a concert with soloists from the Academy of St Martin in the Fields – and will also integrate selected members of the children’s orchestra.