In her interviews, Julia Fischer likes to emphasise two things: Diligence and flame. She is less comfortable with "non-dramatisers" on 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 accepted a professorship at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt am Main at the age of 23. She is one of the most important violinists in the world, has been awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and also performs as a pianist. At the Festspielhaus, she will give a concert with soloists from the Academy of St Martin in the Fields - and will also integrate selected children's symphonists.