February 13, 2019
Francisco Fullana featured in Symphony magazine article
Felix Broede

In the Winter 2019 issue of Symphony magazine, Francisco Fullana describes his life-changing pedagogical relationship with the renowned violinist and teacher Midori. The Spanish-born violinist, one of six outstanding young artists spotlighted in an article titled “The Teachers Who Made All the Difference,” describes studying with Midori as akin to “having an extra set of ears that just happen to be incredibly sensitive and perceptive.” At the University of Southern California, where he was pursuing an artist diploma following studies at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid and Juilliard, Fullana says that he and Midori “would spend multiple hours a day, sometimes until very late at night, working together. The depth of the work is incredible in this way.” Midori was an example to Fullana in another area as well: her extraordinary dedication to community engagement and “sharing with students as a fellow performer” inspired his co-founding of the Classical Music Institute, which provides musical mentoring to underserved children, mostly Hispanic, in the San Antonio area. Fullana and Midori have also performed together, most recently in a January performance of Bach’s Double Concerti in D Minor, BWV 1043 and 1052R, with Spain’s Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra.

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