Spanish-born violinist Francisco Fullana, winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2018), has been hailed as a "rising star" by BBC Music Magazine, and his Carnegie Hall recital debut was noted by New York Concert Review for its “joy and playfulness ... it was perfection.”

Francisco Fullana

A native of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands of Spain, Fullana first studied with Bernat Pomar in his hometown of Palma de Mallorca and later graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Madrid under the tutelage of Manuel Guillén. He received a Bachelor’s and a Masters’ degree from The Juilliard School following studies with Donald Weilerstein and Masao Kawasaki and holds an Artist Diploma from the USC Thornton School of Music, where he worked with the renowned violinist Midori.

Active as a chamber musician, he has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and its Musicians from Marlboro tours and is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program. He was recently named Artist-in-Residence of the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra for the 2021-24 seasons and will be in charge of curating and leading conductor-less programs and the new festival “Lincoln Center in Mallorca,” a weeklong series of annual performances with artists from Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society.

He currently plays the "Mary Portman" ex-Kreisler Guarneri del Gesù violin (1735), on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison, through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

Stay Thirsty Magazine is pleased to highlight Franciso Fullana’s magnetic ability in the following video entitled: Cadenza (Metamorphosis), Violin: Francisco Fullana; Bandoneon and Composition: JP Jofre; Inspired by Kafka's The Metamorphosis (Recorded in NYC, 2017). 

Cadenza (Metamorphosis)

(Francisco Fullana photo credit: Felix Broede)


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