Artist Bio

Francisco Fullana, violin

Acclaimed for his performances in both Europe and the United States, Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana is enjoying a diverse international career of concerto and recital appearances, such as his recent debut under Gustavo Dudamel in Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar Hall as well as his debuts with the Pacific and Maryland Symphony Orchestras. Upcoming performances include solo recital engagements at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Boston’s Pickman Hall, and Hakuju Hall in Tokyo and his concerto debuts with the Alabama, Guanajuato, and Central Aichi Symphonies, among many others. First Prize winner at the 2015 Munetsugu Angel International Violin Competition in Nagoya, Japan, Fullana has also received First Prize at both the Pro Musicis International Awards in New York and the 2014 Johannes Brahms International Violin Competition in Austria. He was recently named Artist-in-Residence of the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra in Spain for the 2015–2018 seasons. A passionate chamber musician, he has been part of the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival and will be part of two Musicians from Marlboro tours in 2016. Fullana is also the Concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, Texas, and is the Coartistic Director of San Antonio’s Chamber Music Institute. A graduate of the Juilliard School under Donald Weilerstein and Masao Kawasaki, he is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma with his mentor Midori Goto at the University of Southern California. Francisco Fullana has been a recipient of the Stradivari Society of Chicago since 2013 and concertizes on the 1697 “Rainville” Stradivarius, courtesy of the Yellow Angel Foundation of Japan.