Spanish-born violinist Francisco Fullana, winner of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the 2015 Pro Musicis International Award, and the 2014 Johannes Brahms International Violin Competition, has been hailed as a «rising star» (BBC Music Magazine), an «amazing talent» (conductor Gustavo Dudamel), and «a paragon of delicacy» (San Francisco Classical Voice). He has appeared in recital at Carnegie Hall and as a soloist and chamber musician with numerous European and American orchestras and festivals. Since 2018 he has performed regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
His debut recording, the Orchid Classics release “Through the Lens of Time” (2018), includes Max Richter’s orchestral work The Four Seasons Recomposed and contemporary works for solo violin and violin with piano. “Bach’s Long Shadow,” a second solo album released by Orchid in May 2021, juxtaposes J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 3 with virtuoso works from the next three centuries. Highlights of Francisco’s 2021-22 season include a tour with the Cleveland-based Baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire, where he is artist-in-residence; the release by that ensemble of a recording featuring Francisco as soloist in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons; multiple engagements with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and an appearance with Chamber Music Charleston; and solo engagements with Symphony of the Americas (FL) and the Austin (TX), Tallahassee (FL), and Vancouver (WA) symphony orchestras.
He currently performs on the 1735 «Mary Portman» ex-Kreisler Guarneri del Gesù violin, kindly on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.