A native of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands of Spain, Francisco Fullana is making a name for
himself as both a performer and a leader of innovative educational institutions. A recipient of the
2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, he has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the
Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Spanish Radio Television Orchestra, Argentina’s National
Orchestra, Venezuela’s Teresa Carreño Orchestra, and numerous U.S. ensembles including the
Saint Paul and Philadelphia Chamber Orchestras, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and the Vancouver,
Pacific, Alabama, and Maryland Symphony Orchestras. He has worked with such noted
conductors as the late Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Alondra de la Parra, Christoph
Poppen, Jeannette Sorrell, and Joshua Weilerstein.
This past May, Orchid Classics released Francisco’s new album, Bach’s Long Shadow, an
exploration of Bach’s Partitas and their influence over the solo violin genre for the past three
centuries. Fullana’s love for the sound of gut strings has also blossomed into an artistic
partnership with the Grammy Award winning baroque ensemble Apollo’s Fire, both in
performance and in the recording of Spanish and Italian baroque music.
Active as a chamber musician, Francisco is a performing member of The Bowers Program at the
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln. Francisco is also a committed innovator, leading new
institutions of musical education for young people. He is a co-founder of San Antonio’s Classical
Music Summer Institute, where he currently serves as Chamber Music Director. He also created
the Fortissimo Youth Initiative, a series of music seminars and performances with youth
orchestras, which aims to explore and deepen young musicians’ understanding of 18th-century
Francisco Fullana performs on the 1735 “Mary Portman” ex-Kreisler Guarneri del Gesù violin,
kindly on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.