Norma Fisher

Norma Fisher was born in London and recognised as a musical talent at a young age. At the age of eleven, she began her training at the Guildhall School of Music. Today she is internationally renowned as one of the UK's leading pianists and teachers. Her many early appearances with the BBC led to an invitation from the German radio station RIAS in Berlin, where she made her debut with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra - launching her career in Europe. Success at the Busoni International Competition followed, where she won first prize, and in 1963 she shared the coveted piano prize at the Harriet Cohen International Music Awards with Vladimir Ashkenazy, sealing her international reputation.  

She is known for her versatility as an artist, which extends to chamber music, and regularly performs with leading musicians around the world. Her recent CD "Norma Fisher at the BBC" received international acclaim and was awarded the 41st Grand Prix du Disque by the Liszt Society in Budapest.

Her reputation as a teacher is widely known and many of her award-winning students are well known in the international concert world. She is Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music in London and is invited to give masterclasses all over the world and is part of the jury at various international piano competitions.

Norma Fisher is the Artistic Director of the London Master Classes, whose masterclasses attract major talents from around the world to work intensively with top artists and teachers in London.